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What is a Conservation Area?

What is a Conservation Area?

Conservation Areas are protected areas of special architectural or historic interest. They are designated by the council, and protect the character and appearance of a whole area, not just its buildings.  The council therefore have extra controls within Conservation Areas to help preserve and enhance their character and appearance. How do I know if a property is within(…)

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Child Contact Over Christmas Period

Child Contact Over Christmas Period

Christmas Time can be a very difficult time for separated parents. Unless Christmas contact has previously been arranged, either by way of agreement between both parents, or by a Court Order, then the parents will need to try and make the arrangements between themselves. We would suggest that you try and approach the subject of(…)

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Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic Accidents

Have you have been involved in a road traffic accident as a driver, passenger or pedestrian and it wasn’t your fault? If so, we will seek the maximum compensation on your behalf, fighting your corner every step of the way. Compensation claims can be made for personal injury including whiplash, fractures, scarring, Tinnitus, psychological trauma.(…)

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Success – Claim Against Local Council

Success – Claim Against Local Council

Mr S was walking along a pavement near his home when his walking stick went down into the hole by the side of the manhole cover causing Mr S to fall over an injure himself. The local council initially disputed the claim stating that the hole was not present and dangerous at the time of(…)

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Cash For Kids Mission Christmas Campaign

Cash For Kids Mission Christmas Campaign

Brearley’s Solicitors are pleased to announce that all six of our offices have been approved as drop off points for the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Campaign.   Mission Christmas is back to make this Christmas Day different for local children living in poverty.    It is a heart breaking thought, but there are thousands of children(…)

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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND ‘ASSISTED DYING’

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND ‘ASSISTED DYING’

A number of recent test cases have put before the court the issue of how far a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney can go in its instructions to the attorneys and what they can ask them to do. A Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare appoints someone to make decisions on(…)

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Costs in Employment Tribunals

Costs in Employment Tribunals

Recently there appears to have been a change in favour of employers when tribunals are looking at the award of costs in employment tribunal cases. The cost of defending employment tribunal cases is a common source of complaint and annoyance among employers as in most cases, employers cannot recover their legal costs even if they(…)

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