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CONSENT ORDER DURING DIVORCE – WHY ITS BETTER TO HAVE ONE THAN NOT!

If you are going through divorce proceedings you almost certainly will come across the term ‘consent order’ or “statement of information for a Consent Order” at some point, but what exactly does it mean? The term ‘consent order’ can refer to any type of court order agreed by the parties, for example an order setting …

Leasehold …. more than meets the eye

As more apartment blocks are built in England and Wales more people will be buying a property on a leasehold basis . This means usually that the property will come with certain restrictions that must be checked very carefully. It is also very important that the yearly cost of management fees and other potential fees …

Parental Alienation

Post-separation, there can be bitter feeling amongst the parties, where there are children involved this may lead to one parent attempting to alienate the other. While there is no single definition, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services (CAFCASS) recognise parental alienation as when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is …

Cash For Kids Mission Christmas Campaign

Brearley’s Solicitors are pleased to announce that all six of our offices have been approved as drop off points for the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Campaign. Mission Christmas is back to make this Christmas Day different for local children living in poverty. It is a heart breaking thought, but there are thousands of children …

Employment Law

It is a commonly held view that the right to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing allows you to take a family member or a friend to such a meeting. This is not the case. A worker has the right to choose any companion to attend a disciplinary hearing as long as they are either …

Great Feedback for Emma Ingram

Emma Ingram who works in our Private Client Department at our Brighouse office has received some excellent feedback from some of her clients. "Advice that was given was suited to our requirements and Brearleys were very patient with us as we deliberated over some of the legal aspects." "I have had two legal appointments with …

CONVEYANCING SEARCHES

It is not well known that in different areas of England & Wales specific searches that are required when purchasing property to ensure that no damage will occur to the property in the future.    Traditionally in coal mining areas, coal searches are carried out but it is less well known that in other areas of …

Costs in Employment Tribunals

Recently there appears to have been a change in favour of employers when tribunals are looking at the award of costs in employment tribunal cases. The cost of defending employment tribunal cases is a common source of complaint and annoyance among employers as in most cases, employers cannot recover their legal costs even if they …

Make A Will Fortnight

At Brearleys Solicitors we like to give back to the communities we work among and support local charities. This year our Brighouse office are again working with Overgate Hospice by participating in Make a Will Fortnight. Make an appointment with us to make a will as part of the scheme between 8th October and 19th …

Government Consider New ‘Care ISA’ to Solve Social Care Crisis

The ongoing issue of funding care in later life is one that receives much discussion and media coverage. Figures in 2016/2017 suggested the shortfall for care was in the region of 17.7 billion. Those that have worked hard all their life and paid tax throughout feel that it is unfair that the cost of care …