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Please treat the contents of our blogs as general guidance only. Please do not take any action based on their contents unless you have sought specific legal advice. Brethertons cannot accept responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies, loss or damage in circumstances where there is no formal retainer between us and we have not given you personal and specific advice relating to a matter for which you have given us full background details.  You must also bear in mind that the contents of our blogs are based on English Law, and because they contain archival material, that material is likely to go out of date. Therefore, it is important to consider the date that the blog was posted. Please also remember that the laws may differ in different Jurisdictions.

The Rise in Inheritance Disputes

David Richards
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The Financial Times has published an article which sets out the significant increase in probate disputes that has occurred between 2016 and 2023. In the first nine months of 2023 there were almost 390 probate disputes which is more than double than in the...

How to prepare for a divorce?

Katie Phillips
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It maybe you are reading this, having just had a conversation with your spouse about separation. Maybe you are reading this blog in anticipation of starting a divorce yourself, but not knowing what the first steps are. We are often asked how people can...

What are women entitled to in a divorce?

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While it is no longer always the case that men earn more than women, it is still often true that married heterosexual women have lower incomes and less in other assets, such as pensions, than their husbands. This can, understandably, cause women in such...

How do I prepare to divorce my husband?

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Making the decision to divorce is one of the hardest things many of us will ever have to deal with. The divorce process itself can be relatively straightforward or much more complicated, depending on your circumstances, but either way, being properly...

Valentine's Day 2024

Liz Headley
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Valentine’s Day has crept around once again, and whilst the day can be special for people in a relationship, it can also be difficult for those who are not. Especially those who have lost a loved one or have gone through a relationship breakdown. For...

The Onward Journey

Liz Headley
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We are now into February and most of us will be ready to wave goodbye to one of the gloomiest months of the year with a sense of relief. Maybe some of us have managed to stick with well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions, or maybe, like me, you have...

National Apprenticeship Week 5 - 11th February 2024

Lucy Brown
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This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week at Brethertons. We have had many Apprentices join and develop with us over the years, including myself! We are proud of the investment we make in our Apprentices from starting out on their career journey to...

New Year Challenges

Liz Headley
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With Christmas and New Year celebrations now a distant memory, reality has probably kicked in and most of us have to face how expensive the festive season has been for us and how we have to continue to manage the cost-of-living crisis. I am sure that for...

Who gets the house in divorce?

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The task of getting a divorce can often be trying and emotional for all parties involved, especially when it comes to deciding what happens to the family home once the divorce has been finalised. The family home often has a lot of emotional and financial...

What am I entitled to in a divorce?

Katie Phillips
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We are often asked by clients in an initial meeting what they will receive by way of settlement, and crucially what they are “entitled to”, within a divorce. Without a crystal ball, as Solicitors we do not know what assets are available for...

Christmas As A Separated Family - Part 3

Liz Headley
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Whilst for many Christmas gives the opportunity to spend time with family, spoil loved ones and allows the time to catch up with old friends and family members we haven’t seen for some time, it also brings challenges. Sure, most of us, including me,...

Christmas As A Separated Family - Part 2 Letters to Santa

Liz Headley
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Ivy aged 6 Dear Santa, I hope that you don’t mind me writing to you, it’s just so you know that I am not in my usual house this Christmas. Something terrible has happened – my Mummy and Daddy told me that they don’t love each...

Christmas As A Separated Family - Part 1

Liz Headley
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For most families, Christmas can bring a mix of emotions; excitement, anxiety, joy, trepidation and an entire range of different feelings that can affect both mood and behaviour. For separated families managing the Yuletide expectations can be an even bigger...

Brethertons Announced as top Legal Services Provider at Property Management Awards 2023

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At an awards ceremony on the 23rd November 2023 in City Central at The HAC, London, Brethertons were delighted to win the Legal Services Provider of the Year award. The News on the Block Property Management Awards, which are now in their 14th year,...

Mark North re-joins the firm from 1st November 2023

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At Brethertons, we are delighted to announce that Mark North re-joins the firm from 1st November 2023 as Business Development Partner working alongside Debbie Phillips . Mark is well known and respected throughout the property management sector and the...

Renters' Reform Bill - An update on the position

Shivani Daudia
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The white paper, “A Fairer Private Rented Sector” has been sparking discussions across England since it was published in June 2022. The proposed amendments are said to be moving The Housing Act 1988 into the 21st century. Will shaking up a power...

Brethertons Receive Ranking in the Chambers UK Legal Guide 2024

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Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate Litigation Teams at Brethertons Receive Ranking in the Chambers UK Legal Guide 2024  Brethertons LLP is thrilled to have been named, yet again, as one of the top law firms in the practice areas of Family,...

Brethertons ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2024

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The Legal 500 recommend Brethertons as one of the top legal service providers for Private Client matters. Brethertons LLP is proud to announce that we have again been recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2024 . Each of our private client teams has been...

Brethertons Support Tommy's As New Charity of Choice

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Brethertons Solicitors LLP are delighted to announce their new Charity of Choice as Tommy’s; a charity that funds vital research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth so they can keep saving babies’ lives and support people through...

World Suicide Prevention Month - September 2023

Sarah Horton
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This month is World Suicide Prevention Month, a month in which to remember the lives lost to suicide and to raise awareness about suicide. Part of September’s campaign is World Suicide Prevention Day, which is on 10 September, though, I must admit, I...

Brethertons Solicitors Shortlisted for Family Law Awards 2023

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Brethertons are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for Family Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious LexisNexis Family Law Awards . Brethertons have been shortlisted as Family Law Firm of the Year for Midlands, Wales and the South. ...

How are assets split in divorce?

Dominic Wisdom
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Going through a divorce is nearly always a stressful experience, and there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration as a part of the process. One of the most important is how your assets will be split between you and your ex-spouse once the...

The Importance Of Good Financial Advice In Connection With Compensation

Jon Rees
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The claims that we deal with tend to have a lump sum equivalent value of hundreds of thousands (and more commonly millions) of pounds. That is what a life changing injury may well equate to when the lost earnings, care, equipment, therapies, and...

Brethertons Named as One of the Top Private Wealth Law Providers in Oxfordshire 2023

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Brethertons LLP , a prominent legal services provider, is thrilled to announce its recognition as one of the leading law firms in the Oxford and Surrounds region for Private Wealth Law by the High Net Worth Guide 2023. The Chambers High Net Worth Guide is...

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research Charity Support

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On 12 th July, Brethertons visited the Stoke Mandeville Spinal Centre in support of the Fish and Chips night organised by the Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research charity. It was a pleasure to support such an informative evening which, after enjoying the yummy...

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