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Ten Rising Stars with New Internal Promotions

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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...

Brethertons Rated One of the Top Legal Service Providers

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Brethertons Rated One of the Top Legal Service Providers in the West Midlands and Thames Valley Regions Leading legal services provider, Brethertons, is celebrating after being named as one of the top law firms in the central region by...

Sally is instrumental to Brethertons LLP

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Brethertons are celebrating after our Chief Operating Officer Sally Jones , won Non Lawyer of the Year at the Symphony Legal Awards 2016. The annual event rewards firms and teams in the legal sector and this year introduced a new award recognising...

Brethertons Solicitors Rated as a Top Legal Firm

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Brethertons has once again been named as one of the top law firms in the central region, by leading industry publication The Legal 500 Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The Firm’s Family team is ranked in the top tier and described as...

New Appointments at Brethertons Solicitors

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As part of their vision to become the ‘legal firm of the future’, Brethertons is delighted to announce four new partners within the firm. Interestingly, three of the partners are non-lawyers – an innovation allowed under the firm’s...

Popular Rugby Solicitor Retires

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This month Jeffery Glenn Partner in our Private Client team will be retiring. Jeff’s legal career began in 1973 and saw him become Managing Partner at Hodsons before the merger with Brethertons in 2010. He has seen many changes in Rugby over...

Talented Young Musicians to Play in Bicester

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Music lovers are in for a treat at the Bicester Proms on 9th July, which is being sponsored by local businesses including ourselves. The event is being put on by the Council and held at the historic Bicester Heritage site in celebration of the Queen’s...

Making a difference in Africa

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We were happy to hear from our friends in Sierra Leone recently, about a Brethertons sponsored project. Earlier this year Brethertons sponsored the construction of a two classroom school and toilet block at the Good News Pentecostal Community School...

Top of the Charts at the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards!

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Roger Hardwick , Head of Residential Leasehold has won Regional Professional of the Year for a third time at industry awards, the ERMAs 2016 . The awards celebrate achievement in property enfranchisement and right to manage and are hosted by...

Life in the Fast Lane for Fundraising Solicitors

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Local Oxfordshire solicitors Brethertons, have won the Twin Towns Challenge 2016 , a charity event that took them all way to Le Touquet in France and back again in a car they bought for just 99p. “Twin Towns 2016 was one of the highlights of...

Rugby Fitted Kitchens is the Pride of Rugby

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The award for the Pride of Rugby Business of the Year , sponsored by Brethertons Solicitors, has been won by Rugby Fitted Kitchens . The local, independent company was awarded the honour at a glittering dinner on Friday 6 May, at the stunning Coombe...

Local Businesses compete to be the Pride of Rugby

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As winners of the 2015 Pride of Rugby award for Business of the Year, we are now sponsors of this year’s award for the same category. The awards celebrate achievement in business and the community and attract entrants from all over the region....

Strictly's Sparkling Solicitor

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Newly qualified solicitor Nicole Romera , is adding to her skills by entering this year’s Strictly Banbury and she’s loving every minute of it. “It started off as a bit of fun” says Nicole “but I’m taking it...

#PictureBicester Photography Competition

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One lucky Bicester resident could win an iPad and have their photo displayed in the newly built Franklins House, in a photography competition we have launched. The competition is open to everyone and encourages entrants to ‘picture Bicester’...

Brethertons takes up Residence in New Bicester Landmark

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We have come a step closer to opening our brand-new offices in Franklins House, Bicester , with today’s acceptance of the keys to our new property. Partner Steven Neasham commented “I’m delighted to receive the keys to our stunning...

Brethertons bags a bargain!

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Bicester-based Zeta Specialist Lighting has sold its one-of-a-kind Lexus GS300 to Brethertons for the princely sum of 99p. We have pledged to take part in the 2016 Twin Town Challenge to raise money for SpecialEffect , an Oxfordshire-based...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Brethertons!

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This year, in the season of goodwill, instead of sending out ubiquitous cards, bottles of wine or boxes of chocolates we’ve decided to put our energy to a different use – both near to home and much further away! Each...

Sally is instrumental to Brethertons LLP

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Brethertons are celebrating after our Chief Operating Officer Sally Jones , won Non Lawyer of the Year at the Symphony Legal Awards 2016. The annual event rewards firms and teams in the legal sector and this year introduced a new award recognising...

They think it's all over... well, think again!

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With the demise of England’s Rugby World Cup campaign, you could be forgiven for thinking the sparkle has gone from the tournament we were once feverishly anticipating. To be sure, it’s disappointing that the hosts are no longer in contention for...

Looking ahead to England's next game

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As I write this, the England rugby team will be preparing for their next battle against the strong Welsh side that overwhelmed Uruguay (54 - 9!) last weekend. Stuart Lancaster’s squad contains a few changes, most notably the inclusion of Owen Farrell...

Fever Pitch: Rugby Does Rugby!

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Brethertons’ offices are buzzing with excitement now that the eighth Rugby World Cup tournament has finally kicked off – and in some style! The Home Nations sides that have played so far have all won their opening games, and we’ve already...

The legal profession needs you (or certainly, Brethertons LLP does!)

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The job market’s a competitive place, especially so in the legal sector where, each year, thousands of new graduates flood the market on the look-out for a training contract. But a successful law firm is not built upon a foundation of individual...

Pokemon does not have Life Lessons!

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I recently gave a talk to a group of 6th Formers about what employers looked for in an employee. I shook hands with them all individually. If they had a good firm handshake I directed them "right", if a cold clammy one...

All change... 3 must-read books for lawyers

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This is a tough blog post for me to deal with. Not least because Simon White as a consummate lawyer keeps recommending books for me to read and they are invariably incredibly useful. The first book that I would recommend for anyone to read if they...

Shock horror. Amazing survey leaves me thinking ....

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So you want to work in the law....where do I plug you in? I am a great fan of legal services. I have to be it pays my mortgage. I also am a great fan of good people who work in the law... I have to be they deliver the service... which pays my...

What do you want to know?

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When new starters join us at Brethertons like many organisations we have our own induction process. We have had many new starters comment on how great their induction process was at Brethertons. The aim of our induction process is not only to welcome...

We should all become Yosser Hughes

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As I wrote this title I realised that possibly two thirds of those reading this would have no idea what I was talking about and a third would instantly know and smile…old Yosser . It was like the reaction I had the other day when I closed a meeting...

Happy new financial year!

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I hope it is a successful one for everyone. This week has been a historic one for Brethertons. We have seen the retirement of Richard Pell; our Senior Partner and the last solicitor to hold the title. I wish Richard well in his retirement. At Richards...

We are watching you!

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From time to time I blog about some of the letters that I receive from candidates wanting to join my firm. I hate it when letters are not addressed properly, or contain typographical errors. It is unfortunate as the lack of attention often lands them on the...

So you want to be a Lawyer?

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Law has for generations been one of the attractive professions for many young people. It usually ranks along side Medicine and Accountancy. Historically, the route into law used to be obtaining a law degree or some other kind of degree, attending law school...

Who wants a training contract?

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The other day I spoke at a university about mediation and the role that it has to play in today’s legal world. For those of you that don’t know, I am passionate about mediation and undertake a dozen or so mediations every year. At the end...

I wear a penguin suit

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It’s true and in fact there is a photograph of me below addressing a conference wearing it. Am I some kind of freaky cross‑dresser? I hear you asking yourself. Well, that’s quite a personal question and I won’t tell you what I...

Don't wait for a heart attack until you read this book

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As I am 6ft 4” and weigh over 18 stone, this isn’t necessarily a confession. I am, however, a great fan of the Harvard Business School Professor, David Maister. David has written numerous books over the years and has a huge library of his...

My top 6 interview faux pas

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I have sat through quite a few interviews in my career. I can say with hand on heart probably only, say, a dozen have been truly really earth shatteringly memorable – interviews where at the end I have thought I must get that person to join my...