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Brethertons Solicitors Announce the Appointment of a New Trainee Solicitor

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Brethertons are delighted to announce the appointment of a new trainee solicitor. A training contract has been awarded to paralegal staff member Bethany Martindale. The training contracts offered at Brethertons allow the trainee solicitors to develop a...

Thriving Law firm Brethertons LLP announces new partner promotions.

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Brethertons solicitors has announced the promotion of a number of lawyers; including three to Partner, three to Senior Associate and three to Associate positions. Joining the Partnership in the 2021 promotion round are lawyers Emma Crocker, Ben Foley, and...

Supreme Court Rules A Child Applying For Asylum Cannot Be Refouled

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We recently discussed the Court of Appeal decision in Re G (A Child) (Child Abduction )   in which   Kim Lehal , a partner in our family law department, represented the charity reunite .   The Court of Appeal ruled that a child who...

Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of G v G [2021] UKSC 9

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On 19 March 2021 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of G v G [2021] UKSC 9.  Reunite intervened in the appeal and was represented by Kim Lehal of Brethertons solicitors instructing Richard Harrison QC and Jennifer Perrins of...

International Women's Day 2021

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International Women's Day (IWD) on 8th March 2021 celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also continues to campaign for gender parity. In 2016, Lexis Nexis blogged about women in the legal profession stating...

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

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National Apprenticeship week this year runs from 8 th – 14 th February 2021 and aims to shine a light on the work being done by both employers and Apprentices themselves across the country. Over the past year, Brethertons have been lucky enough to...

Family Mediation Week - helping separated families know which way to turn

Simon Craddock
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Family Mediation Week – helping separated families know which way to turn More than any other time of the year, January is a month when families decide to separate. For most, this will be their first experience of separation, and they will start...

Hague Convention Return Orders and Asylum Applications

Kim Lehal
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Re G (A Child) (Child Abduction) Kim Lehal, a partner in our family law department, recently represented the charity Reunite in the ground-breaking case of Re G (A Child) (Child Abduction) .  Founded in 1987, the Reunite International Child...

Brethertons Coronavirus Update 6th January 2021

Alison McCormack
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How Do The New Lockdown Regulations Impact The Provision Of Legal Services? The new national lockdown came into force in England on 4 th January 2021. The government has now published regulations which can viewed at  ...

Gender Fluid And Non-Binary Persons Are Protected Under The Equality Act 2010

Sioban Calcott
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Every so often a legal case is decided that brings the law up to date with changes that have been taking place in society for some time.  Roe v Wade (a woman’s right to abortion), Gillick v West Norfolk & Wisbech Area Health Authority ...

New Office For Legal Eagles

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On the 10th December 2020, Brethertons new offices on 19 South Bar Street, Banbury were officially opened by Banbury Town Mayor, John Colgrave and Brethertons’ CEO, Alison McCormack. The office at 19 South Bar is, for Brethertons, a temporary office...

Family Justice Professionals Mark 'Good Divorce Week 2020' with Free Advice Sessions

Dominic Wisdom
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Family law professionals in Bicester, Banbury and Rugby are showing their support for Good Divorce Week 2020 (30 th November -4 th December) by offering free advice sessions to families later this month. Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims...

Brethertons Solicitors Announce the Appointment of Five New Trainee Solicitors

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Brethertons are delighted to announce the appointment of five trainee solicitors. Training contracts have been awarded to paralegal staff members; Jules Mackenzie , Amber Morris , Pamela Pagani , Jemma Bryans and Victoria Lea-Holton . The training...

Brethertons Coronavirus Update 12/11/2020

Alison McCormack
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How do the new lockdown regulations impact the provision of legal services? The new national lockdown came into force in England at 12.01am on Thursday 5th November and will last until at least Wednesday 2nd December. The government has now...

Family, Private Wealth, Personal Injury and Real Estate Litigation teams at Brethertons Highly Rated in the Chambers & Partners Directory 2021

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Brethertons LLP are delighted to have been named, yet again, as one of the top law firms in the Midlands and Thames Valley by leading industry publication, Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021. The Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 was released on 22 th ...

Brethertons announce move to new offices in South Bar Banbury!

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Brethertons announce move to new offices in South Bar Banbury Alison McCormack , Brethertons CEO announced today that the firm have signed a lease for securing premises in South Bar, Banbury. Alison confirmed, “In early October, we...

We Are Moving!

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As many of our customers based in North Oxfordshire will know, for over 15 years Brethertons have occupied a very prominent position near the Town Centre at our offices in Waterperry Court near the train station. In January of this year, after many happy...

Brethertons rated one of the top legal service providers in the West Midlands and South East Regions - Legal 500 Rankings 2020

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Brethertons rated one of the top legal service providers in the West Midlands and South East Regions – Legal 500 Rankings 2020 Brethertons are proud to announce that we have again been recommended in 11 practice areas in The Legal 500 UK 2020, along...

Brethertons' client's success in unanimous decision of the Employment Tribunal

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  Press Release 16 th September 2020 Brethertons’ client’s success in unanimous decision of the Employment Tribunal widening the protected characteristic of gender reassignment to include gender fluid and non-binary...

Is my Covid-19 lockdown Will valid?

Sophie Forsyth
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In a previous blog (   click here to read ) I discussed some of the things to be wary about when drafting your own Will or instructing a company to draft your Will on an “execution-only” basis, ie. without getting any legal advice. ...

Can I keep using the joint bank account?

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Powers of Attorney - They can’t manage their finances anymore – can I keep using the joint bank account? This is a question many people can face. Joint Bank accounts They may have always shared a joint bank account with their spouse or...

Visiting Brethertons - Here is how we will keep you safe

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Following the government’s guidance, we are pleased to tell you that our offices have started to re-open. How will we keep you and our staff safe? As you might expect, we have introduced some new measures to keep you safe when you visit us. A...

How are Brethertons providing legal services in lockdown?

Sally Clark
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The straightforward answer to that question is in the same way we have always done, being focused on our client’s needs, providing accurate and high quality legal advice and dealing promptly and efficiently with your legal requirements. The way we are...

Registering a death during the COVID-19 restrictions

Emma Stewart
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During the current restrictions, it has become much more difficult to deal with some of the aspects of bereavement that were normally done in person. At the moment, the only way to register a death is by telephone. When one of your family has died, the...

How to arrange a funeral in lockdown

Holly Pearce
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There is no question that we are in unprecedented times and it has been tough for all of us to cope with the new normal, but those of us who have lost a loved one in such difficult times have been left with questions. One of the most important questions is...

Priti says #you are not alone

Priti Vadgama
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The Home Secretary, Priti Patel on the 11 th of April 2020 said the number of domestic violence calls have increased by 25% since the introduction of the lockdown. The calls received by Refuge , Women’s Aid and other organisations state that the...

Making a Will During COVID-19

Sarah Horton
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COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.  You will doubtless be aware that Government and NHS guidance in this area has been changing rapidly, and so you should always seek the most...

COVID-19 Coronavirus Announcement March 2020

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In response to the spread of COVID-19, we would like to reassure our customers that we are doing everything possible to continue to provide a full service offering to you. Our Lawyers are now all working remotely from home and can continue to assist...

COVID-19 Coronavirus Announcement 24/03

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Announcement : In response to the spread of COVID-19, we would like to reassure our customers that we are doing everything possible to continue to provide a full service offering to you. Our Lawyers are now all working remotely...

Coronavirus - Brethertons Update 19/03 2020

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At Brethertons the health, wellbeing and safety of our staff as well as our customers is paramount. In response to the spread of COVID-19, we would like to reassure our customers and other visitors to our offices that we are following UK Government...

Spotlight on... An Executive Lawyer

Annabel Burchett
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Author: Annabel Burchett - Wills, Trusts & Probate 1. How long have you been at Brethertons? I have been working at Brethertons since October 2018.    2. What career path have you taken so far? I undertook my law degree at the...

Spotlight on...Careers in Residential Conveyancing

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At Brethertons we are proud to have an award winning Residential Conveyancing department, operating out of all 3 offices; Banbury , Bicester and Rugby . We believe our conveyancing services stand out from the crowd by focusing greatly on customer care...

New Associate Joins Residential Leasehold Team at Brethertons

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This week, Brethertons is delighted to welcome new Associate, Verity McMahon to its experienced Enfranchisement and Residential Leasehold Law team.      Verity joins Brethertons from Adcocks Solicitors Limited where she was a Leasehold...

New Partner Joins Brethertons Wills, Trusts and Probate Team

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This week, Brethertons welcomes new partner, Sarah Horton to its experienced Wills, Trusts and Probate team.  Sarah joins Brethertons from Johnson & Gaunt where she was a Head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate department. Sarah has over 10...

Brethertons picks up three awards at the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards 2019

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  Leading legal services provider Brethertons LLP, is celebrating after winning three awards at the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards 2019.   The ESTAS Awards which took place on Friday 18 th October in London, determine the best conveyancing firms in...

Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate Litigation teams at Brethertons Highly Rated in Midlands and Thames Valley

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Leading legal services provider, Brethertons LLP, is celebrating after being named as one of the top law firms in the Midlands and Thames Valley by one of the leading industry publications, Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020. The Chambers and Partners UK...

Berks Bucks and Oxon Law Society Legal Excellence Awards 2019

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We are delighted to announce that  Roger Hardwick , Partner and specialist Enfranchisement and Residential Leasehold solicitor  has won the ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at the Berks Bucks and Oxon (BB &O) Law Society awards . The...

Brethertons Rated One of the Top Legal Service Providers in the Legal 500 UK

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Brethertons was rated one of the top legal service providers in the West Midlands and South East regions. We are delighted to announce that Brethertons has again been recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2020, with a remarkable 12 teams receiving...

Brethertons Scoop Two Awards at the Law Firm Services Awards 2019

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We are delighted to announce that last night, at the Law Firm Services Awards 2019, Brethertons were named ‘Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ for West Midlands, for the second year in a row, as well as receiving the Bronze Award for...

Brethertons is Shortlisted for Four Awards at the ESTAS Conveyancing Awards 2019!

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  We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the regional awards for our offices in Banbury, Bicester and Rugby as well as the award for the Best Local Group at the  ESTAS Conveyancing Awards 2019. The ESTAS Conveyancing...

Brethertons is Shortlisted as Family Law Firm of the Year for the South 2019

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for ‘Family Law Firm of the Year: South’ at this year’s Family Law Awards. The Family Law Awards , which will take place on Wednesday 27th November in London, is a highly...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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