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Don’t Put It Off

Freehold v Leasehold

The basic differences between freehold and leasehold If you buy a freehold property then you become the freeholder and you own the building and the land it stands on outright, in perpetuity. Buying a leasehold property means you have a temporary right to occupy the property that you buy. This is defined by the term […]

Special Offer Lasting Powers of Attorney for February 2021

Brearleys Solicitors will be running a special promotion on Lasting Powers of Attorney during the month of February 2021. We will draft two Lasting Powers of Attorney for the price of one! This offer is not to be missed! Our legal fees start from £350 plus VAT plus the additional registration fee set by the […]

Another happy client for Emma Ingram in our Wills and Probate department…. for help and advice on your will or associated matters why not give Emma a call on 01484 714400  

Know your limits

Our litigation department get a lot of calls from people who have, unfortunately, left it too late to be able to do anything about their case. Usually for well intentioned reasons, but “A good intention with a bad approach, often leads to a poor result”. The law is full of time limits, and if you […]

Domestic Abuse

Are you worried about domestic abuse? Given the uncertain and stressful times with families being forced together we acknowledge that there is a heightened risk of domestic abuse. This is not only physical violence but other forms of abuse from your partner. Often victims feel alone and do not know where to turn for help. […]

Coronavirus and Sick Pay

While the UK continues to battle with the Coronavirus, the following may be useful in connection with sick pay – • The workplace usual sick leave and pay entitlements apply if an employee has Coronavirus. • Employees should let their employer know as soon as possible if they are unable to go to work. • […]

Contracts of Employment from April 2020

From April 2020 all workers and employees are entitled to and must be provided with a written Statement of Particulars either on their first day of employment or prior to starting employment. Previously the Statements had to be provided within the first 8 weeks of employment and it was only employees who had such entitlements. […]

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage from April 2020

The new rates are as follows:- • For 21 to 24 year olds the National Minimum Wage increases from £7.70 to £8.20. • For 18 to 20 year olds the National Minimum Wage increases from £6.15 to £6.45. • For under 18’s the National Minimum Wage increases from £4.35 to £4.55. • For apprentices the […]

REMORTGAGE MAY BE THE WAY

Is your fixed term mortgage at an end? Following the Bank of England’s announcement to drop the current interest rate, you should think about remortgaging to ensure you are on the best mortgage deal available*? Here at Brearleys Solicitors, we can assist you with the legal work to get your remortgage through as quickly as […]