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Proud platinum sponsor of the 2019 IRPM Annual Seminar

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Brethertons is the proud platinum sponsor of the 2019 IRPM Annual Seminar Brethertons is delighted to confirm it is the platinum sponsor of this year’s Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) Annual Seminar , taking place on Thursday 13...

Cost of a Death Certificate to rise by 275%

Sophie Forsyth
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Many people will know that when registering a death you can obtain copies of a death certificate for just £4.00 each. After the initial registration, it would cost you £7.00 to obtain each official copy. As of tomorrow (Saturday 16th February...

Valentine's Day

Liz Headley
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Well it’s that time of year again and for those more optimistic than me it can be a time of anticipation and excitement. What could be better than waiting for a huge romantic gesture from either your partner or your potential new partner? I do wonder...

Consultation on extending maternity rights

Kathryn Pickard
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I have recently returned to my role in Brethertons’ employment team from a ten-month period of maternity leave, and in this time I was fortunate in meeting a sociable circle of new parent friends.  During my maternity period (whilst adapting to...

It's National Sickie Day!

Kathryn Pickard
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Hot on the heels of January’s depressing Blue Monday comes today’s ‘National Sickie Day’, apparently. Statistically the first Monday in February heralds the highest number of sick days of the year in Britain – whether this...

Our Innovative Approach

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Our Innovative Approach: Why we are offering our fixed fee divorce for a third of the price. It is a common misconception that divorce is a simple and easy process, especially with the large, confusing and repetitive information that can be found on the...

Changes in Domestic Abuse Laws

Liz Headley
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It was good to see and hear in the media last week that there are going to be potential changes in Domestic Abuse Laws in the future. It feels at last that some of the ‘mysteries’ around domestic abuse are being addressed. Not so long ago when...

Emotional Abuse - Crystal's story

Liz Headley
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The idea of domestic abuse usually conjures images of physical suffering however, a great number of individuals suffer from emotional abuse which is just as damaging but often suffered for longer due to the lack of visible evidence. Crystal is a fictional...

Domestic Abuse - Hidden Effects on Children

Liz Headley
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Sometimes it can be hard for parents to accept that even though they believe they have done their very best to protect their children from the conflict between them, children can be really good at picking up on tension and there will be an emotional and/or...

Domestic Abuse - what protection can the Courts offer?

Gemma Kelsey
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Recent blogs by my colleagues Kim Lehal and Liz Headley have discussed in detail what domestic abuse is and what behaviour constitutes abuse, both physical and emotional but what help and protection is available? Non-Molestation Orders Known informally...

Domestic Abuse: What is coercive control?

Kim Lehal
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Domestic abuse is more than violence. It is not just physical. A pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away a person’s freedom or take away their self-esteem can be more damaging than a single act of violence. Until recently this type of controlling...

Abusive Relationships: Part II

Liz Headley
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Emotional Abuse It’s a sad fact that some people remain in very unhealthy relationships and become completely diminished by them. Emotional abuse is often insidious and can be extremely difficult to recognise if it has always been part of a long term...

Abusive Relationships: Part I

Liz Headley
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What is an Abusive Relationship? If someone mentions the word abuse a whole range of mental images appear in people’s minds usually depicting physical maltreatment of some description, where victims are bruised, battered and left considerably visually...

Brethertons win Corporate Fundraiser of the Year

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We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Corporate Fundraiser of the Year’ at the Oxfordshire Mind Supporter Awards 2018. At the end of 2017, Brethertons' employees voted to make Mind their Charity of Choice and have been raising money...

Brethertons Highly Commended at Property Awards

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At a fabulous Christmas in New York themed ceremony on the 23rd November 2018 in Finsbury Square London, Brethertons were thrilled to receive ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the Legal Services Provider of the Year award. The News on the...

Three Easy Steps to Protect Your Property From Fraud

Lottie Dunkley
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Property fraud is on the rise and your property is probably the most valuable asset you own so it is important to protect it from the risk of fraud. People are increasingly falling victim to property fraud because the tactics fraudsters use are much more...

Is Brexit a ground for frustration?

Bejul Lakhani-Lever
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In the recent case of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited (Landlord) and European Medicines Agency (Tenant); the Tenant is seeking to rely on the doctrine of Frustration to vacate its premises at Canary Wharf, London. Frustration is a doctrine that acts as a...

Stamp Duty for Shared Ownership Properties

Amy Evans
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You may by now have heard the news from the Autumn Budget that first-time buyers purchasing shared ownership homes will be eligible for first-time buyers relief. But what does this actually mean? We’ve set out below an overview of the law, the changes...

Brethertons Recommended in Chambers & Partners UK 2019 Guide

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We are thrilled that Brethertons has again been recommended in 4 practice areas in the Chambers & Partners UK 2019 Guide, with a notable 7 lawyers receiving individual recommendations. Chambers & Partners UK researches the world’s most...

Brethertons Rated One of the Top Legal Service Providers in the West Midlands and South East Regions

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We are delighted to announce that Brethertons has again been recommended in 11 practice areas in The Legal 500 UK 2018 , with a remarkable 16 teams receiving recommendations. The Legal 500 is the leading guide to law firms in the UK. It is a client’s...

Brethertons welcomes Commercial Property Associate

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We are pleased to welcome Bejul Lakhani-Lever as the latest addition to our Commercial Property team. With over ten years of Commercial Property specialism, Bejul’s wide range of experience will prove an invaluable asset to the established...

Ten Rising Stars with New Internal Promotions

Shaun Jardine
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We are delighted to announce our latest round of internal promotions with the success of ten of our valued lawyers. At Brethertons, we are focused on the growth of the business and we believe a key way is achieved through the development and...

New Appointment for Brethertons Employment Team

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We are pleased to welcome Emma Fyson as a Senior Associate to our  Employment team. Emma joins Brethertons from Deloitte LLP where she held the position of Employment Legal Counsel. Prior to that, Emma was a Senior Solicitor within AXA...

Brethertons Achieve Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year

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We are delighted to announce that last night, at the annual Law Firm Services Awards , Brethertons were named the ‘Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ for Wales and the West Midlands. Our Conveyancing team, who work out of our three ...

Warwickshire Legal Aid Franchise Awarded

Simon Craddock
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We are pleased to announce that as of the 3rd September 2018, we have a Family Law Legal Aid franchise to cover the Warwickshire area with work being carried out from our Rugby office. This is an expansion from the Banbury office which has had the...

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