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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of our blogs are based on English Law, and because they contain archival material, that material is likely to go out of date.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 law may differ in different Jurisdictions.

Deputyship - Removing or Replacing your Deputy

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A Deputy can be appointed by the Court of Protection to manage a person’s financial affairs when they are unable to manage them themselves.  The person whose financial affairs are being managed is called the protected party. The Deputy can be a...

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...

How can I help my adult child manage their finances?

Veronica Male
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There are many parents across the country whose children suffer from a birth or acquired disability, such as a brain injury or learning difficulties. As they grow older, these children continue to require support to help them to be independent. When you...

Can I transfer my home to my children to avoid it being sold to pay my care fees?

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Can I transfer my home to my children to avoid it being sold to pay my care fees? For the majority of people, the family home is their most expensive asset and many people are concerned that should they ever require residential care, they may be forced to...

Radical Changes to Home Ownership Proposals

Linda Ball
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What else is 2020 going to throw at us? Covid19, Lockdowns, BREXIT…if that is not enough The Law Commission published reports in July which could radically and fundamentally change what we recognise as leasehold ownership. If you did not happen to be...

Mum wants to give me some money but I'm her Attorney - what should I do?

Veronica Male
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Close family relationships often mean that the donor - the person who grants the Power of Attorney  - choses a family member to be their Attorney. With Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property and Finance once they are registered at the Office of the...

Did Someone Say Commonhold?

Linda Ball
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“Did someone say commonhold?" I heard of that once..back in the 1990’s. The concept of Commonhold was initially introduced under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.  Although popular and widely used in other countries it did...

I am a Financial Attorney - How Do I Start Acting?

Veronica Male
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When you are appointed as an Attorney for someone under an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney to deal with finances, it can be confusing to understand when and how you can start helping the donor (the person who made the Power of Attorney) with their...

What is a Breach of the Lease?

Dani Green
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A residential long lease can be quite a long and confusing document.  So much so that many leaseholders confess to not having actually read their own lease in full.  Even if you have read your lease fully, can you remember everything you can and...

Summer Holidays

Liz Headley
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To most of us, the word ‘holiday’ conjures up thoughts of time off, leave, or a break, suggesting a bit of respite from the humdrum of everyday life and some of those parental duties that dominate the daily grind. This year however, for some,...

How do I support my elderly relative during Lockdown?

Veronica Male
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With lockdown still affecting a lot of people whose health could be at risk if they catch Covid-19, we are supporting our loved ones in lots of different ways. Keeping in touch Some families and friends have made sure that their relative feels supported...

How do I get my goods back when a customer does not pay?

David Richards
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One of the ways in which sellers can protect their business against buyers that do not pay for goods, is to incorporate a Retention of Title (ROT) clause in their Terms and Conditions of sale. The purpose of this blog is to highlight some of the pitfalls of...

I need to recover a bad debt- how do I go about it?

Sioban Calcott
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In this blog, litigation Lawyer Sioban Calcott, gives an insight into her top tips for avoiding bad debts. As we inevitably head into what is likely to be one of the deepest economic recessions in our lifetimes, it is fair to say that many businesses are...

Settlement Agreements - why do I need to see a lawyer?

Ruby Rai
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I am often approached by employees who have received a Settlement Agreement from their employer  indicating that “all I need is a signature from you and then I get my payment”. Unfortunately, when executing a Settlement Agreement as a...

Can I Carry Out Alterations To My Flat?

Dani Green
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The lockdown has been a great opportunity for most people to finally get around to that bit of DIY, decorating or, in some cases, complete overhaul of their properties that they’ve been wanting to do for a while.  However, if you are a long...

Making Relationship Decisions During Lockdown

Liz Headley
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Whilst there are benefits to spending more couple and family time together, this prolonged period of isolating ourselves from family, friends and the outside world has potentially put a strain on the happiest of relationships. I have recently read about or...

Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney for my Health and Welfare?

Veronica Male
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Many people think that having a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney to deal with their finances is all that they need in case they are not able to deal with their finances - but what happens about decisions for your health and welfare if you are unable to...

How do I get a capacity assessment during COVID-19?

Sophie Forsyth
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In recent years, people have been thinking about how they can protect themselves in the event that they lose capacity in future. Unfortunately, sometimes those protective measures cannot be put in place in time. As solicitors, we often see people in a...

How do I Negotiate a Settlement Agreement?

Ruby Rai
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It is a sad fact that one of the outcomes of the pandemic is that many hundreds of thousands of people will lose their job as a result.  Employers will seek to enter into Settlement Agreements with members of staff.  The purpose of this blog is to...

Divorce and Separation following COVID 19

Josh Russell
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Divorce is difficult for anyone in any circumstances but the strain COVID-19 has placed on married and unmarried couples is significant and with so much uncertainty surrounding employment, house prices and pension values at present, a common question we are...

I Am Getting Divorced - Why Do I Need To Make A Will?

Sally Clark
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The short answer is that everyone should have an up to date Will to ensure that their wishes are put into effect after their death. However, it is particularly important to check whether you need to make, or amend a Will when you are going through any...

Making Your Own Will - The Pitfalls of DIY and Homemade Wills

Sophie Forsyth
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It feels like a long time ago since 23 rd March when Boris Johnson announced that the country was going into lockdown. Over that period, solicitors and will writers across the country were inundated with enquiries from people who wanted to update their Will...

Supermarkets who are supporting domestic abuse victims

Liz Headley
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Spending a bit more time at home has allowed me the indulgence of watching the odd bit of daytime television, some of it being quite interesting and helpful. I have just watched part of a programme that has informed me that supermarkets have turned their...

Rising anxiety in children and how to help

Liz Headley
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In the last few weeks I have received an influx of referrals requesting I offer work to children and young people who are experiencing raised anxiety levels. This probably isn’t surprising as the Covid-19 crisis has potentially invited all of us to...

Powers of Attorney- How do I replace my Attorney?

Veronica Male
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When you make a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney you appoint the people you feel you can trust to manage your financial affairs and act in your best interests. However times change and so do some relationships. Thinking about who you have appointed...

What do I do if my child is taken by my ex-partner in lockdown?

Emma Kirkland
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We are in a very different time at the moment. A time of uncertainty, a time of worry and a time where everything we do is for protection. We are staying at home to protect ourselves and our loved ones and most of all our children. So if this is disrupted,...

Help! I want to sue my neighbour as we have a boundary dispute. What can I do?

Sioban Calcott
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Boundary disputes between neighbours are unfortunately not rare. The lockdown during the Covid crisis has seen an increase in instructions from individuals approaching lawyers complaining that the people next door are “neighbours from...

How do I keep in touch with my loved one if they are in a care home during COVID-19?

Veronica Male
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As the shops have started opening with pubs and restaurants soon to follow we all hope that we can start returning to normal but this might not be the case if your loved one is in a Care Home. During lockdown many Care Homes have taken the...

How do I resolve a boundary dispute?

Sioban Calcott
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Lawyers are often consulted by individuals who are very upset that they have become involved in the dispute with their neighbour. Some lawyers dislike acting in boundary dispute cases and give them a wide berth, while other lawyers enjoy picking through the...

Grandparent's Gloom - being a Grandparent during COVID-19

Liz Headley
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As a grandparent myself, I enjoy reading contributions to Gransnet daily. Today I was drawn to a piece written by one grandmother regarding her low mood and how she was struggling to manage isolation under Covid-19 restrictions. I am sure you will be...

How to get a Lasting Power of Attorney during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sophie Forsyth
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The current pandemic, caused by a coronavirus called Covid-19, has caused widespread problems for those who struggle to manage their own finances. People who are often able to do things with assistance, such as go to the bank or buy food, may now have to...

How to get care in your home

Veronica Male
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If you decide that you, or your loved one, need support at home in order to maintain independence you may decide to have a carer coming into the home to provide that support. Getting your care needs assessed If you do not know what help you need you can...

Protecting Your Loved Ones

Sophie Forsyth
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We are celebrating the contribution that carers make to supporting our loved ones this week. When thinking of carers many people think of adult children looking after elderly parents, but the reality is that carers come in all shapes and sizes. In fact,...

Choosing your Care Home

Veronica Male
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  Making the decision that you or your loved one can no longer be safely supported at home and need to go into a Care Home can be a difficult one. However, if you take the time to research and get to know the Care Home and what support the carers can...

Safe Space for Those Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Liz Headley
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For those who are living with an abusive partner, lockdown has provided greater opportunity for their abuser to exert even more control. As I said in a previous blog, we can’t blame lockdown as being the cause of any sort of abuse but it has provided...

Are you a Carer for someone else?

Emma Stewart
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New figures show that 4.5 million additional people are caring for others because of the pandemic, and this is on top of the 9.1 million unpaid carers who were already caring before the pandemic according to recent figures released for Carers Week. This...

National Carers Week - Families caring for people with dementia

Veronica Male
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This is the week that we take time to thank the carers who are supporting our loved ones. During this very difficult time whilst the country is trying to deal with COVID -19 we can see their selfless dedication putting themselves at risk to provide care for...

Domestic Abuse Helpline

Liz Headley
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I have just been watching BBC News on BBC 1 where part of the programme was dedicated to Domestic Abuse and how calls to the National Helpline run by Refuge have increased in this period of lockdown. I think it’s a good thing for society in general to...

Isolation Stories: Family Breakdowns during COVID-19

Liz Headley
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I enjoyed all four of the Isolation Stories in the series shown recently on ITV1, a couple particularly resonating with the work that I do. I have already offered my thoughts on one of the stories and would just like to consider the final episode. It told...

Covid-19 - Can an Attorney pay a relative for care?

Veronica Male
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If you are appointed as a Deputy or Attorney dealing with a relative or friend’s property and finances the effects of the Coronavirus may have impacted on their care arrangements. Paying your family members or friends for care Often the people...

Can I still see my children during lockdown?

Jemma Bryans
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COVID-19 has had a big impact on the country and we are here to provide guidance to support families and children as the situation around COVID-19 develops. The government published guidelines on staying at home and keeping a social distance away from other...

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...

Self-Care is Important - Especially Now

Liz Headley
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We are all managing these difficult circumstances in our own way and hopefully seeking whatever support is available to us in whatever way we can. For those who are fortunate enough to have a partner they can share their worries and emotions with, hopefully...

What can we do if we are concerned about family or friends living with domestic abuse?

Liz Headley
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I have continued to consider the plight of those living with domestic abuse in these difficult times and I remain extremely concerned for the risks that they might be facing whilst self- isolating. I guess we all have a responsibility to try to be aware of...

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...

Relationships Under Pressure

Liz Headley
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I don’t think any of us are in any doubt that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all of us, it has certainly made me reflect on the things that I have taken for granted, from the freedom to go out whenever and wherever I want, to seeing those who I love...

How to Manage Rising Anxiety

Liz Headley
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I have just been listening to the news and it mentioned that Mental Health Helplines have had an unprecedented increase in calls from people talking about their raised anxiety levels. I guess this is nothing to be surprised about, for most of us this is an...

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...

Bereavement during COVID-19

Liz Headley
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I have just read the Gov.uk latest advice for safe funerals and whilst I can completely concur with the safety aspects, my heart goes out to all those who can’t say goodbye to their loved one in the way that they would wish. Anyone who has been...

How Brethertons can help your family with bereavement

Emma Stewart
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Help with bereavement during the COVID-19 restrictions We understand how difficult it is at this time if you have lost a loved one and are trying to arrange the funeral. If you are Self-isolating or Shielding and need assistance with anything like...

Contact with Both Parents

Liz Headley
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Hopefully many separated parents will feel reassured by the information offered in the blog  from Melanie Tubbs , lawyer at Brethertons LLP. It very clearly outlined guidelines on how separated parents can manage contact with their children during...

Coronavirus and Contact

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In these uncertain times, a lot of parents are concerned about what to do if their children want to see a parent they don’t live with or if there is a Court order in place that says they must send their children for contact. First of all, don’t...

One in eight of women in the workforce is over 50

Kathryn Pickard
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By 2022 this will be one in six. Does your organisation have a menopause policy, or a menopause or wellbeing champion? Many women will have perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms that affect their work: for one in three the symptoms are severe. These range...

Pensions and Decree Absolute

Sheila Osborne
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One of the questions we are frequently asked is:  When should I apply for my Decree Absolute if I have a Pension Sharing Order? When a divorcing couple reach a financial agreement, that agreement should be made into a court order called a Consent...

Brethertons Boosts Employment Law Team with Senior Associate Hire

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Oxfordshire and Warwickshire based law firm Brethertons is delighted to welcome a new Employment lawyer to the firm, Senior Associate Ruby Rai.  Qualified in 2008 and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Ruby joins Brethertons from a...

"Why have I got to see Mum/Dad...I am not going!"

Emma Kirkland
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A separation can be difficult, especially when there are children involved. Children cannot always understand how the situation has changed or why their parents do not get along. However, in some cases the children are prevented from seeing the parent they...

How important is a valid marriage? Part I

Katie Phillips
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The legality of Sharia ‘nikaah’ marriage ceremonies have this week been tested by the Court in the case of Mrs Akhter and Mr Khan. Mrs Akhter and Mr Khan had a religious nikaah ceremony to celebrate their ‘marriage’. But the ceremony...

International divorce - scenario on marital property in Australia

Dawn Millar
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Q:  I am a British citizen, and have lived in England for the past 12 years, but I am Australian by birth.  My spouse and I both live in England, but we have properties in Australia as well as in the UK. Can I make an application in the...

New Senior Associate Joins our Dispute Resolution & Residential Leasehold Team at Brethertons

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This week, Brethertons is delighted to welcome Senior Associate, Dani Green into our experienced Dispute Resolution, Residential Leasehold and Enfranchisement team. Dani rejoins Brethertons from Bolt Burdon where she was a Senior Enfranchisement...

Think your employer doesn't have a right to your private life? Think again.

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A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case has upheld a decision that a Probation Service Officer (PSO) was fairly dismissed for failing to disclose to her employer child protection issues and dealings with social services. The Tribunal correctly found...

International Divorce

Dawn Millar
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It is vital to obtain early advice when contemplating a divorce or separation, particularly when there is an international element to the decision. Whether divorcing parties marry or live outside of England and Wales, or they have property or investments...

Spotlight on..A Placement Year in Marketing

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Author: Anca Bogdan, Marketing 1. How long have you been at Brethertons? I have been working at Brethertons for around 7 months now, I started on the 15th July 2019. 2. What career path have you taken so far? I am a Coventry University student,...

Spotlight on..Careers in Marketing & CRM

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At Brethertons we are proud to have a hard-working, vibrant Marketing and CRM team based in our Banbury office. Our team work with all of the practice areas to support with any marketing and new business development they require. Working as a Marketing and...

Spotlight On..A New Brethertonian

Rebecca Cross
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Author: Rebecca Cross, Family 1.       How long have you been at Brethertons? I started on 14 th October 2019 2.       Why did you join Brethertons?  I saw the advertisement for...

Whistleblowing protections - Who? What? When?

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You might have seen in the recent press reports on the Supreme Court case of District Judge Claire Gilham, whom the SC found to be a ‘worker’. This important categorisation of her employment status has established her full...

Spotlight on..An Associate

Pasqualina Marcucci
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Author: Pasqualina Marcucci - Residential Conveyancing 1.          How long have you been at Brethertons?             A little over six years. I will be...

Spotlight on..Careers in Wills, Trusts and Probate

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At Brethertons we are proud to have an award winning Wills, Trusts and Probate team operating out of all 3 offices; Banbury, Bicester and Rugby. Our lawyers specialise in giving clear, pragmatic advice on the personal affairs of customers. We are empathetic...

Spotlight on..A New Brethertonian

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Author: Tas Harknett, Financial Controller 1. How long have you been at Brethertons? I have been at Brethertons for just under two months! 2. Why did you join Brethertons?  I joined because I wanted to work in a new industry and working in the...

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 Year Resolutions For Business People

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  Every year without fail millions of people make New Year's resolutions, most of which will be broken by 5 th January. An easy way to keep a New Year resolution is to make one that will benefit your business. During the course of the year,...

Why Business People Need To Make A Will

Sarah Horton
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If you want an easy to keep New Year resolution, make one that you know makes sense, have probably been putting off for years and that will benefit your business. A significant number of people never make a Will even though we have all heard the saying...

Key Considerations for Tenants before signing a Commercial Lease

Bejul Lakhani-Lever
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When agreeing terms of a Commercial Lease with your Landlord, some matters such as rent, the extent of the property being let and the term of the lease are ordinarily addressed, however often other equally important terms are not addressed in the level of...

Commercial Lease Renewals - Be Prepared For When The End Is Nigh!

Julia McVeigh
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When a commercial lease is coming up for a renewal it can now present the Tenant/Lessee with an interesting and possibly lucrative opportunity. It could also prove to be unusually expensive! When considering a Lease renewal, you firstly need to know which...

Directors Duties - Stick Your Nose In Your Own Business!

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There is often a misconception that once someone is appointed director of a limited company they can pretty much act as they please. It is not that simple. This blog post seeks to explain a little about some of the issues that arise when taking on the...

What if my ex and I cannot agree which school our child should go to?

Amanda Jacober
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Once parties separate there is sometimes a disagreement as to which school their child should attend, particularly if the separation results in a child’s address changing or if parents have separated some time before a child starts school.  A...

Why Resolution is beneficial for separating families in more ways than one?

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All of our lawyers here at Brethertons are encouraged to be members of Resolution.  But what does that mean for our customers?   Resolution is a body of family law professionals who promote dealing with family law in a constructive and...

Happy Halloween! Now let's talk about Christmas...

Kathryn Pickard
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The clocks have changed and autumn is well and truly underway; bringing soggy leaves and (already!) pink, frosty mornings.  It’s an exciting time of year, with its pops and bangs and sparkle and parties… Or is it?  Perhaps...

Whistleblowing protections - Who? What? When?

Kathryn Pickard
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You might have seen in the recent press reports on the Supreme Court case of District Judge Claire Gilham, whom the SC found to be a ‘worker’.  This important categorisation of her employment status has established her full...

How do I enforce my Child Arrangements Order?

Jemma Bryans
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A problem that can unfortunately arise from having the benefit of a Child Arrangements Order is when a parent or other individual named in the order fails to comply with the provisions of the order. To apply to enforce your Child Arrangements Order you must...

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...

The Office of The Public Guardian announces a further Refund Scheme for Deputyship fees

Veronica Male
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  It was only in February 2018 that after a review the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced that having reviewed their fees, they had overcharged on the registration fee for Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney from 01/04/2013 to 31/03/2017...

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...

Security of tenure in leases - why is it a big deal?

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Well the answer depends on whether you are a landlord or a tenant. In summary, security of tenure is the tenant’s statutory right under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to be granted a new lease of their business premises once their current lease...

Can I change my child's surname?

Bethany Martindale
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When parents separate, an issue that can arise is that of changing the child’s surname, usually because the mother may wish to revert to her maiden name or perhaps if she meets a new partner and the new family unit wish to all share the same name. It...

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...

What took so long? Domestic Abuse Bill given prominence again in Parliament

Kim Lehal
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In the year ending March 2018, an estimated 2 million adults aged 16 to 59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year (1.3 million women and 695,000 men). This is an alarming government statistic. Something needs to change and fast....

Costs Orders in Financial Proceedings: Getting your Ex to pay!

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It is now fairly well accepted that the rule in family proceedings is that “each party pays their own costs”. At least, it has been so since 2006 when it was incorporated into the Family Procedure Rules following judicial criticism in 2003. ...

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...

Brethertons appoints new Head of HR

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Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP appoints Christine Morran to the firm as Head of Human Resources. Christine who has previously worked for Thames Valley Police, Bibby Financial Services and more recently The Curve Group will be responsible for the...

Brethertons appoints new Company Commercial Paralegal

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We have appointed a new Company Commercial paralegal to our team of legal specialists. Sara De Rinaldis joins Brethertons from Meade King Solicitors where she worked as a Corporate Paralegal for over 2 years. She has experience in dealing with a...

International Womens Day

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International Women's Day (IWD) on 8th March 2019 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...

Sophie's Apprenticeship Story

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Author: Sophie Gregory 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 have chosen following completion of their...