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Can't afford to take legal advice? Can't afford not to!

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Recently I came across a tale of someone who was a guarantor on a lease, his business had sadly gone bust and the landlord was claiming the rent for all of the remaining years on the lease from him as guarantor.  He agreed to pay the landlord...

I bought it so I own it!

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Well, if the thing you bought is a music download you probably don’t. Instead, you will have purchased a license to play the track or album and that license will have come with an extremely limited set of rights. In particular, that license is likely...

Love Litigating Lawyers Day!

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It has come to my attention that today (Friday 31 August) is ‘Love Litigating Lawyers’ Day! This coincides nicely with my qualification into the Chelmsford Commercial Litigation team meaning there is now one extra litigation lawyer to love at...

Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix

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At the weekend I took part in the on camp with Kelly 800m at the Grand Prix in Birmingham. This was my last race of the season and I was hoping to back up my previous pb that I ran at the Crystal palace Grand Prix. Again the atmosphere was amazing and the...

The Flanders international (Belgium)

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On Saturday the 18th I was invited to race in Belgium, Leuven to race the mile at the Flanders international meet. The weather was extremely hot getting up to 37 at midday, luckily my race was at 7 but the track was still covered in full sunshine. This was...

Joe L- Work Experience Student 2012

Liz O'Mahony
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I came to Birkett Long half way through my A-levels, with almost no knowledge of law or experience of office work. I found myself mainly placed in property law, looking at conveyancing, but also taking detours to offices handling wills, powers of attorney...

The Myth of Common Law Husband and Wife

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I was shocked the other day when using a famous price comparison website to renew my car insurance, that under marital status I had to refer to myself as a “Common Law Partner”. This is a term which legally has no meaning, it doesn’t exist....

Our Real Estate team is evolving

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It was great to see so many of our professional colleagues at our breakfast on 10 July to welcome our new Real Estate Department, which has been created to meet the challenges and demands of today’s property market. We look forward to seeing you at...

If I ruled the town.....

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In May 2012 the government announced which town centres in England were successful in their bids to become one of the “Portas Pilot” towns. This selection was based on the quality of the individual submissions, which has attracted some criticism...

Get thee behind me Satan

David Rayner
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Never let it be said that property lawyers are out of touch with the modern world. Most people who buy houses or business premises – by a lease or purchase – will have had their lawyer carry out a Chancel Repair Search on their behalf and if...

Gemma Kersey shares her experience of the Solihull BMC

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On the 21st of July I took part in the Women’s A race at the Solihull BMC which had a fantastic field of elite athletes, including 5 Olympians, three from Britain and two Americans plus two of the country’s best 800m runners. The field was...

Kerri-Anne P - Work Experience Student 2012

Liz O'Mahony
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During my week at Birkett Long Solicitors, I was given a truly practical perspective of what training at the firm would be like. I spent a week in the Employment department of their Basildon office and on my first day was immediately given the responsibility...

Kirsty B - Work Experience Student 2012

Liz O'Mahony
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I applied for work experience with Birkett Long LLP in order to gain the experience of working in a fast paced and long-standing specialist firm. Having just finished a four year Law with American Law degree course at the University of East Anglia, I was...

Gemma Kersey shares her experience of The Welsh International

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On Wednesday the 18th I got invited to take part in the Welsh International senior Women’s 1500m. In my race I had the Kenyan Jelegat who took the race on from the start next to the pace maker. I tucked in behind as the conditions were not great. As...

A TOWIE Tweet Too Far!

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Tweets made by Gemma Collins of The Only Way Is Essex fame have landed a hair salon in hot water. The reality TV star posted two messages on Twitter earlier this year after visiting Toni & Guy’s salon at Lakeside shopping centre. A complaint was...

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