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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...

The Children Act on the Big Screen

Antonia Kirby
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A few years ago, I was very excited to read The Children Act by Ian McEwan – one of my favourite authors and a brilliant read. You can imagine my excitement when I discovered it had been grasped by screenwriters and transformed into a film. The story...

News on the Block's Hot 100

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We are delighted to announce that three Brethertonians have again been named in the News on the Block Hot 100 list! News on the Block is a leading publication within the property management sector and its opinion holds great sway throughout the industry. ...

Nuptial Agreements: Where are we now?

Antonia Kirby
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You will be held to the terms of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement as long as it is fair. From the days of my studies though, and the early part of my career, I always had it drummed into my head that Nuptial Agreements were in no way enforceable, and...

National Surrogacy Week

Kim Lehal
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It’s National Surrogacy Week , raising awareness about modern families and about surrogacy. As this is a complex evolving area of law, it is therefore important that legal advice is sought as early as possible. Here is our legal guide to becoming a...

The importance of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

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According to Alzheimer’s Research – the UK’s leading dementia research charity – the number of people with dementia is projected to increase rapidly over the next several decades, mainly due to increases in life expectancy and...

Top Service Provider Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018

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Brethertons have been Ranked as One of the Top Legal Service Providers in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018 Leading legal services provider Brethertons, is celebrating after being named as one of the top law firms in the Oxford and Coventry...

Annual Staff Conference 2018

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On Thursday 5th July, Brethertons held its second Annual Staff Conference. It was a fantastic opportunity for employees across all practice areas and all regional offices to come together to discuss strategy, customers and get involved in team building...

Senior Associate strengthening Residential Property Litigation

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We are thrilled to welcome Bukola Obadun-Craigs as a Senior Associate to the Residential Property Management team, underpinning our strategy to deliver excellence to our customer base within this growing sector.  Bukola brings with her a...

Supporting IRPM by sponsoring Legal Award

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We sponsored and presented the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM) Legal Award for outstanding performance in its full membership exam to Stavros Markantonis, London East Area Manager of Millstream Management Services. Stavros was...

Finalists for the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for three awards at the upcoming Modern Law Conveyancing Awards . We have been nominated for Conveyancing Firm of the Year in both the South and Midlands region, as well as National...

Winners at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards

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We are delighted to announce that Roger Hardwick , Partner in Residential Leasehold , has won both the Solicitor of the Year Award and the Regional Professional of the Year Award at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards . We were also highly...

Interview with an Associate (Technical Specialist) in Conveyancing

Karen Middleton
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Karen Middleton is an Associate and Licenced Conveyancer in our Residential Conveyancing  team in Rugby. We caught up with her to get an insight into her role and her time at Brethertons. 1. What are the key priorities in your role? Dealing...

Am I a Cohabitee or a Common Law Spouse?

Katie Phillips
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The concept of a ‘Common Law’ spouse is not a new one, but over the years the term has gone out of fashion so, I had believed the misconception was finally disappearing. I was therefore surprised to see the BBC using the term in their article ...

An Interview with an Executive Lawyer in Corporate Commercial

Ben Hancox
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Ben Hancox is an Executive Lawyer and Solicitor in our Corporate Commercial team in Rugby.  We caught up with him to get an insight into his role and his time at Brethertons. 1. What are the key priorities in your role? The key priorities within...

Finalists for the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for three awards at the upcoming Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards . The firm has been nominated for Solicitors Firm of the Year and Roger Hardwick , Partner Residential Leasehold , has...

Building your career - views from a new Brethertonian

Antonia Kirby
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Antonia Kirby is an Executive Lawyer and Solicitor in our Family team in Banbury.  We caught up with Antonia to get an insight into why she joined Brethertons, what Brethertons is like as a place to work, and her experiences during the application...

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