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On Yer Bike

A pedestrian launched a bid for compensation blaming a cyclist for the accident - despite a court hearing she was staring at her phone when she walked on to the road. The Cyclist is now liable to pay out because "cyclists must be prepared at all times for people to behave in unexpected ways", Judge …

Parental Alienation

  Unfortunately, when parent separate, parental alienation can occur.  This is where a child has been manipulated, coerced or otherwise pressured to side with one parent over another.       Parental alienation is not always obvious and can be difficult to spot, but its effect on children is highlighted by CAFCASS as abusive and …

Parental Responsibility

Parental responsibility is defined under 3 (1) Children Act 1989 as being: “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property”. But what does that mean in practical terms? Parental responsibility (PR) can be acquired in different ways. Generally …

SUMMER HOLIDAY READY

With the summer holidays fast approaching many of you will be thinking about booking a holiday abroad.  However, for those of you who are separated then if you want to take your child/children out of the jurisdiction (abroad) then you will need the consent of anyone who has parental responsibility (usually the other parent).  The …

Brighouse Gala 29.06.19

We are proud to be taking part in the Brighouse Charity Gala on 29th June 2019. There will be a procession through the Town Centre before it arrives in Welhome Park, where we will be doing a lucky dip and nail painting. All proceeds will be given to the Laura Crane Cancer Trust.  They support …

THE COST OF CONVEYANCING

Unfortunately, one of the problem areas of buying properties in this day and age in England and Wales (unlike Scotland), is that the other side can pull out of the transaction at any time, leaving you with a bill for your solicitor’s fees, and possibly search costs which can add up to quite a sizeable …

Job Vacancy

Family Solicitor/Legal Executive required to work at our Cleckheaton office.  To deal with the full range of private family/matrimonial matters including divorce, finances, and private children matters.  This will involve a mixed caseload of both private and legal aid matters.  Full or part time considered and salary dependant on experience.  Please send CV to alexkennedy@brearleyssolicitors.com …

Can You Help Bumpy

BUMPY (Birstall Urban Motorcycle Project for Youth) is a charity which was set up in 1989. They  provide a safe, supervised place for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in riding motorbikes on road and off road. To educate young people who attend our facility in a range of programs including drugs awareness and the fire service are built into projects, …