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Abbie's Apprenticeship Journey

Abbie Linzey-Jones
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This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week by highlighting the stories of some of the apprentices who have started their careers at Brethertons and the different paths they choose following completion of their qualifications. We are proud of...

Probate Stealth Tax

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When a loved one passes away, your Executors might need to apply for a “Grant of Probate”. This document gives your Executors the power to close your bank accounts, sell your house and carry out any wishes you have given in your Will. ...

A day in the life of an Apprentice

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Author: Sophie Kite This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week by highlighting the stories of some of the apprentices who have started their careers at Brethertons. We are proud of the investment we make into those starting their careers and...

Stamp Duty changes

Gemma Drakeford
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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is the payment of tax required if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. There are particular thresholds which determine just how much SDLT is due starting at £125,000 for...

The Homes Act 2018 - The Grenfell Effect?

Kirsten Taylor
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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (the “Act”) is a prime example of a piece of legislation which has been in the pipeline for some time however, it would appear that the tragic circumstances of the Grenfell Tower disaster has...

New Appointment for Serious Injury Team at Brethertons

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We are delighted to welcome Allison Fitchett as a Senior Associate to our  Serious Injury team . Allison brings a wealth expertise in all aspects of serious injuries law which will enhance the team’s nationally recognised niche spinal cord...

Religion and belief in the workplace

Roy Magara
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What do you do if you feel like your employer has treated you unfairly based on the employer’s own religion or belief? Naturally, you may think of brining a discrimination claim. However, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Gan...

Brethertons appoints new Family Solicitor

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We are pleased to welcome a new Solicitor, Priti Vadgama , to our Family team .  Priti’s experience is varied across all aspects of Family Law including, divorce, cohabitation issues, financial issues arising from divorce and separation...

New Appointment for Employment Team at Brethertons

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We are pleased to welcome Roy Magara as an Associate in our Employment team .    Roy brings a wealth of expertise in both contentious and advisory elements of the law including discrimination, whistleblowing claims, restrictive covenants,...

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...

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