One of our staff members is helping raise funds for this wonderful hedgehog rescue, based in West Yorkshire, to convert their garage into a hedgehog clinic. The rescue need to raise at least £354.00 for a new garage door plus other items which are required to get the clinic up and running.   Any amount […]

Thank You

At Brearleys we love to hear Feedback on our services. Theses clients have made a carrot cake and some muffins and said:-  “To Lorraine & team. Just wanted to say a massive “Thank you” for all your hard work on the sale of my apartment, I really do appreciate it, you are Fab!!!  J, J & Mr […]

Sign Knocks Over Customer at Tesco

Mrs B had gone to her local Tesco to do some shopping and as she was exiting the building a large sign blew over knocking the claimant over onto the ground. As a result of the Mrs B’s accident she sustained an injury to her back and arm. Tesco have now admitted responsibility for Mrs […]

Car Drives Into House

Mrs R was laid in bed at home relaxing when all of a sudden she heard a loud bang she came downstairs to investigate and found that a car had driven into the garden wall and had also hit the window of the house. Brearleys submitted a claim to the third party insurer’s on behalf […]


Not everyone is ready to divorce when they separate, but still need to deal with and protect themselves in respect of the financial consequences of the breakdown of their marriage. This can be done by entering into what is a called a ‘Separation Agreement’ which is a formal document setting out the agreement reached in […]

Annual Leave Use It or Loose It

In a recent case it was decided that a worker does not automatically lose the accrued right to be paid annual leave because of a failure to ask for it, which means that even though the leave may not be requested, it will still accrue. This has important implications for the use it or lose […]

January Divorce Special Offer

January sees divorce rates spike throughout the UK and as a result of this we have a special offer with fixed fee divorces starting at only £275.00 plus VAT throughout January. Once Christmas is over, children return to school and new year’s resolutions are made, but for many it is also an end to their […]


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 […]