Care Home Fees – what is the position?

When a person takes up residence in a care home, their assets are utilised to fund such care, subject to exceptions. One of the exceptions operates to take the value of the family home away from consideration if it is occupied by a child over the age of 60 as his or her home. In […]

Batley Vintage day 2014!

It was a day the like of which Batley has never seen before, well not since the 1940s at least. On 31 May, 2014 the clock was rolled back, as were the decades and the vintage years came back to town. And what a fantastic day it was. The weather was certainly kind and the […]

When a marriage breaks down…

It is a distressing time for everybody when a marriage breaks down.  Often you do not know where to turn or what the future will bring.  At times like this you need an experienced listener who is capable of providing you with clear impartial advice. Brearleys solicitors have been providing family advice for many years.  […]

Laura Crane Trust Prize Draw

Those of you that have visited the 1940s event at Brighouse may have be invited to enter our prize draw. As always, it is in aid of the Laura Crane Trust. All proceeds go to the charity which as you probably know is the local charity dedicated to youth cancer. The prize is a fantastic […]

Brighouse 1940s weekend success

Congratulations to all of the organisers and participants in the Brighouse 1940s weekend. Held over Saturday, 7 June to Sunday, 8 June the turnout from the town and the involvement of the shops and businesses was brilliant. The variety of displays and things to see was extremely impressive. I know that the organisation that went […]

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Cleckheaton Folk Festival

The brilliant Cleckheaton Folk Festival is just around the corner !  Find out who’s coming and where they will be playing at We are delighted to support the festival once again  

Chancel repair and why you should check

Chancel repair is in the news again and is set to continue to be an issue for all new and existing homeowners.  Most people are simply not aware of the potential of being hit with a huge bill – and that there is something that can be done – but only in advance.  Once you […]

Local events for all the family

Here’s a round-up of local events that may be of interest – Sport Relief is coming to Batley swimming baths on 21 March 2014 – Volunteers wanted. Do you enjoy a bit of gardening and fancy putting your skills to use to support a local project on 22 March at Staincliffe in Batley? – […]

Spitfires Roar Across the Skies at Batley Vintage Day!

It will be eyes to the skies as a Spitfire fighter plane soars over Batley as part of Vintage Day. Batley Business Association (BBA) has secured a Spitfire flyover for the event on May 31. Vice chairman Robert Oldfield applied to the RAF for a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to whizz over the town […]