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Why Use a Solicitor to Make Your Will?

There are many ways to make a Will, but, making a Will is an important legal document which needs to be prepared very carefully to ensure it reflects your wishes and ensures your loved ones receive what you wish for them to receive. DIY Wills- The Dangers It is possible to obtain certain ‘packs’ to …
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End of the line for ‘meal tickets for life’?

A High Court Judge has ruled that spousal maintenance payments should not be relied upon as a meal ticket for life. On Wednesday, Lord Justice Moylan decided to vary the Order which granted Kim Waggott, ex-wife of multi-millionaire accountant William Waggott, annual lifetime spousal maintenance of £175,000. The ruling comes after Mrs Waggott claimed the …
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KEN DODD HAS LAST LAUGH WITH THE TAX MAN

“They sent me a self-assessment form the other day. To me! I invented self-assessment.” Legendary tax-dodging comedian Ken Dodd married Anne Jones, his Partner of 40 years, just 2 days before his death to ensure the tax man could not take up to £2million from her in death duties, thereby having the last laugh. Forty …
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Tripper Success

It is imperative to check inspection records received from local authorities. Mrs B was walking along the pavement when she fell due to one of the paving slabs was rocking and sticking up. The claim was denied by the local authority as they stated they had a reasonable system of inspection in place and no …

Birstall St Georges Day Competition

Come and find the friendly dragons hiding in the shop windows from 14th April. Carefully look in all the windows and write on your entry form the name of the shops where you find a friendly dragon. Some of the dragons will be holding a letter. Collect all the letters and it will spell the …

When Financial Orders aren’t taken seriously

An 83 year old millionaire ex-husband has been sent to prison receiving a 14 months sentence for ‘deliberate and sustained’ breaches of a financial Order made in 2015, following contested Court proceedings.  The financial Order gave his ex-wife £3.5 million equating to 38% of the couple’s wealth, with the ex-husband retaining the balance.  The ex-husband …

Brearleys Solicitors Celebrates being reaccredited by WIQS

In choosing a solicitor to undertake work on your behalf you always want the best firm to deal with your matter. At Brearleys Solicitors we pride ourselves on being experts in our fields and therefore providing the best possible service to our clients.  Don’t just take our word for it. What better way to demonstrate …
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Slipper in Nationwide

Mr S was visiting his local Nationwide Bank and after doing his banking he had to walk down a slopped exit which was wet from the rain outside and no matting had been put in place for Mr S to walk upon. Mr S slipped and fell and injured his left arm. Liability for the …

Check For A Safety Recall Before Buying A New Car

The Government has launched a new service to check if a vehicle has an outstanding safety recall. The service allows anyone wanting to buy a used car, and existing car owners, to check for an outstanding vehicle safety recall. All you need to do is enter your car’s registration number. By law, car dealers must fix safety recalls …

Fame

Dewsbury based drama company Acorn are bringing the smash hit 80s tv series Fame to stage this April, with their youth theatre company. With leg warmers in place the show charts the successes and otherwise of the kids of the New York High School for Performing Arts. Bringing back the show's much loved characters such …