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Concertina Collision

Unfortunately for Mrs M whilst she was stationary in traffic on a slip road off the M62 a Corsa driver drover into the rear of a Fiat and the Corsa pushed the Fiat into the rear of Mrs M’s vehicle causing a concertina collision. The insurers of the Corsa have now admitted liability for the …

BEWARE OF CLAY

Many people are unaware that clay related subsidence is a major cause of building damage accounting for 35000 insurance claims a year!  Although more common in the south of England due to generally drier summers, this can occur in all parts of the UK.  The damage is mainly caused by the clay in the soil …

Can You Help Batley Christmas Lights Switch On??

The Batley Christmas lights switch on event takes place on 30 November 2019, and the volunteers who the event need your help. Please see the letter below from Mr Richard Martin on behalf of the Batley Business Association:- BATLEY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON EVENT Saturday 30 November 2019 Batley Business Association (BBA) is a …

Kirkwood Christmas Fair

Come along and begin the Christmas spirit at the Kirkwood Hospice annual Christmas fair on 09 November, from 10:30 until 15:00, inside Batley Town Hall. With lots of stalls selling all manner of gifts and goodies, a raffle and tombola, plus refreshments there will be plenty to keep you busy, and put some ho ho …

Burns to Child at Nursery

Mr S been looked after by his local private day nursery and whilst there he was allowed to crawl over the metal framed door and as he did this he burnt his hans on the door frame which had got too hot in the sun. Brearleys have now managed to secure an admission of liability …

Volunteers and the Law

Andrew Marsden from our batley office recently spent a most enjoyable afternoon visiting Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (https://www.harcvs.org.uk/) to deliver his seminar on Volunteers and the Law. It was an afternoon of lively discussion and questions from the delegates on topics as far ranging as volunteer agreements to interns to DBS, even …

SOLAR…….SO LOW!

For many years people were promised by Solar Installers that they would make a lot of money from installing solar panels on their property due to various government tariffs.  It has turned out for some that they have not made the money that they were promised by the sales team of these Solar Installers.   …

Legal Aid

People do not always realise that Legal Aid can be available in relation to most family matters, including Divorce / Financial Relief / Children. There are certain requirements before Legal Aid can be granted, such as financial eligibility and, in certain cases, documentary evidence of domestic violence or Social Services involvement.  However, if you are …

5 TOP TIPS WHEN DEALING WITH AN ESTATE AFTER SOMEONE HAS DIED

Check whether the person had a will Collect information on all the assets that person had, such as bank accounts, shares, properties etc. Collect as much information as possible about any debts that person may have had, including the cost of the funeral. Set up an executors account so that all money collected from an …