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Stress of Summer School Holidays

Liz Headley
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It would be nice to think that the idea of having your children home for six long and sun filled weeks would bring a certain amount of pleasure to parents and I am sure that it can. However, the other side of that is the worry about childcare, if parents...

Brethertons Ranked as One of the Top Legal Service Providers in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019

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Leading legal services provider Brethertons LLP, is celebrating after being named as one of the top law firms in the region of Oxford and Surrounds for Private Wealth Law. The Chambers High Net Worth Guide researches and ranks the world’s best...

Brethertons Appointed As Members of Equity Release Council

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Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP have been accepted into the membership of the Equity Release Council (ERC).    The ERC governs standards of conduct and practice in the equity release sector and aims to spread awareness of how homeowners can...

Energy Efficiency - Can you afford to ignore it?

Angela Guess
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) Owners of a commercial property – whether they intend to rent or sell the property – must comply with various obligations before the rental or sale of the property can take place. This could involve capital...

Forfeiture - potential pitfalls you need to be aware of

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Forfeiture provides the right for a landlord to enter the property let to the tenant and reclaim ownership prior to the contractual termination of the lease due to the tenants default. It is arguably a draconian measure and one which the Law Commission has...

Comparison of Residential and Commercial Lease Service Charges

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There are substantial differences between residential and commercial leases. Residential service charges are the subject of substantially more legislation and rules than those of commercial leases. Although there are the RICS Guidelines in respect of...

Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2019

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Brethertons Solicitors Highly Commended at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2019 Brethertons are delighted to announce that we have been awarded highly commended Solicitor Firm of the Year – Outside London at the Enfranchisement and...

When it's too late for a Power of Attorney

Sophie Forsyth
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“I’m still young.” “I’ll get around to it at some point.” “It won’t happen to me.” We regularly hear the above reasons not to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) . A number of things can cause...

Dangers of AirBnB Leasehold Properties

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Do remember that short-term property lets are not a new phenomenon. Organisations like AirBnB have recently grown which has made the issues concerning short-term lets a new focus. AirBnB has become the shorthand reference to these particular types of let....

The success of the pre-action protocol for debt claims?

Ben Foley
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Are you a property manager looking to recover a debt from a tenant and/or guarantor (where the tenant/guarantor is an individual)? This blog reviews the pre-action protocol for debt claims and how successful it has been since its introduction. Background...

Buying a Commercial Property at Auction?

Bejul Lakhani-Lever
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Purchasing a property at auction is an appealing prospect for potential buyers in that valuable investments can be obtained on favourable financial terms. Therefore, to ensure that this is the case, potential buyers are advised to give consideration to the...

White Paper - Top 10 Legal Cases All Property Managers Should Know

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Leading Property Management, Legal Services provider Brethertons will release a new white paper focused on the ‘Top 10 Legal Cases All Property Managers Should Know’ . The white paper is the product of a research project with leading Barristers...

Brethertons Strengthens its Legal Services Offering for Property

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Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of Partner and Head of Practice Area, Debbie Phillips to Director of Legal Services for Property. Alongside this, Debbie has been welcomed in the Executive Committee at...

Pre-nuptial Agreements and Family Farms

Priti Vadgama
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At the start of any relationship or even if you are thinking of getting married you may not be thinking about getting a pre-nuptial agreement. However more and more people are finding out how their relationships can be strengthened by them discussing...

Divorce and the Family Farm

Antonia Kirby
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If you are in the farming community and in the midst of a separation, the thought of divorce and somehow untangling assets is probably one keeping you awake at night. However, whilst cases which centre around a family farm can be complicated, we at...

New CEO appointed at Top 200 Law Firm

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Brethertons LLP has announced the appointment of Alison McCormack to the position of CEO effective from the 11th April, succeeding Shaun Jardine Alison joined Brethertons ten years ago in 2009. Before joining Brethertons, Alison spent nearly 14 years at...

"No fault" Divorce

Dawn Millar
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Will “no fault” divorce bring about a whole new concept – divorce in haste, repent at leisure? The proposed new legislation for no fault divorce means that one spouse/civil partner can give the other formal notice that they want a...

The Gig Economy - Where are we now?

James Overton
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“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation...

When is the right time to divorce?

Priti Vadgama
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Divorce can be a difficult, stressful and traumatic time and it is therefore arguable that it is never a good time to divorce. However the recent case of Jenkins v John Collins Partners Solicitors Ltd published on 4 th April 2019 illustrates that timing in...

How much notice? The proposed changes for the "no-fault eviction" procedure

Kirsten Taylor
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For those that work within the Housing Sector it has become apparent that there is increasing pressure on Local Authorities and Housing Associations to provide housing for tenants that are no longer able to remain in privately rented accommodation. There...

Civil Partnership Vs. Marriage

Antonia Kirby
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As of March 26th 2019 we find ourselves on the cusp of new legal territory in the world of Family Law, although what substantive difference it will make on a practical level is dubious. On 26th March 2019 the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths...

Local Solicitor Appointed To The Bench

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Law firm Brethertons LLP is delighted to announce that one of their Partners, Matthew Montanaro, has been appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge. Matthew Montanaro a Partner in the Child Care Team was appointed to the Midlands Circuit on the 13...

Brethertons Doubles Size of Partnership

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Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors has promoted nine members of staff to Partner, effectively doubling the size of the Partnership in one fell swoop. Joining the Partnership are lawyers Amy Edwards ; ( Employment and Company Commercial ), Tom...

Standstill agreements - to use or not to use

George Smith
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If you are currently a party to a standstill agreement in an "inheritance act" claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 then you might wish to give this article some serious thought. Standstill agreements are...

Brethertons recognises Residential Leasehold specialist

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Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of Chartered Legal Executive Linda Ball. Linda Ball , a member Residential Leasehold team has now become one of only 22 Associates in the firm. Linda’s workload focuses...

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