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Karen- new approaches to relationship breakdown

Monday, 20 January 2014

“STOP…..THINK & REFLECT” - Karen Beevers, Partner Evans Derry, Solicitors, talks about the new approaches to relationship breakdown January is renowned as the month when more divorce proceedings are been issued than any other. The time of year...

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Family Mediation - new Ministry of Justice video

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Ministry of Justice has released a new public information video to help encourage the take up of family mediation. This is available at:-

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25th-29th Nov is Family Dispute Resolution Week!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Divorcing or separating? There is a better way… 25th - 29th November is Family Dispute Resolution Week. Most people going through a divorce or separation would rather avoid having to go to court if possible, and there are alternatives. ...

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Cheque Presentation to Birmingham Crisis Centre

Friday, 15 November 2013

Partner Karen Beevers and member of the West Midlands Collaborative Family Law Group attended a cheque presentation to the Birmingham Crisis Centre, formed in 1998 to provide a safe haven for female victims of domestic abuse. The donation of £1,00...

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Update on HS2

Friday, 15 November 2013

The Paving Bill was passed comfortably through the Commons, although a number of MP’s clearly did not take part. Perhaps the full Hybrid Bill for Phase 1 of HS2- which will allow the physical construction of the railway from London to Birmingham a...

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Macmillan Coffee Morning at Evans Derry -CAKES!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Evans Derry joined what is now becoming a real tradition of holding a coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and raised £320 in the process. Sandra Jenkins of Evans Derry organised the event and an array of mouth watering cakes and...

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Karen Beevers gains Specialist Mediator Status

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Partner, Karen Beevers has qualified as a Family Mediator, with the recognised specialist body, Resolution. Already having accreditation as a specialist family solicitor, and a trained collaborative lawyer, Karen will now be able to offer Medi...

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Shortcomings of the HS2 compensation package

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Patrick McLoughlin, the Secretary of State for Transport, recently announced the launch of consultation on a Property and Compensation package for Phase 1 of HS2, between London and the West Midlands. This consultation began on 25th October 2012 a...

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EDS on standby for breast cancer claim cases

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Richard Holt, a partner of Evans Derry Solicitors is among a group of nine firms pursuing claims against a doctor who has been suspended by the General Medical Council after he allegedly performed “unnecessary or inappropriate” breast cancer opera...

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Equal pay claims at Birmingham City Council

Friday, 26 October 2012

The landmark decision of the Supreme Court on the 24th October 2012 could enable many ex-employees of Birmingham City Council to bring claims for equal pay that the Council argued were time barred. Traditionally claims for equal pay as a result o...

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Small firms and “Redundancy selection pools"

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Amongst the myriad of problems facing a small business in these difficult times is what to do when downsizing, sadly, becomes necessary. Redundancy is difficult enough in any circumstances, but the complexities of complying with redundancy regulat...

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Evans Derry secures Law Society''s new quality mark

Evans Derry secures Law Society

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Evans Derry in Coleshill and North Solihull has secured membership to the Law Society''s Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process. Evans Derry underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order t...

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Relationship breakdown - a better way forward?

Relationship breakdown - a better way forward?

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Divorce and separation are heart-breaking matters. How much better it is if the parties can come to an agreement over the way forward. This month saw the official launch of the West Midlands Collaborative Law Group at St. Phillips Chambers,...

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Energy Performance Certificates-changes to rules!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The rules about Energy Performance Certificates (EPC''s) have changed with effect from 6th April and Landlords need to note these. An EPC must be commissioned before marketing a property for rent. Unless you already have an EPC available, you...

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HS2 update - Judicial Review underway

HS2 update - Judicial Review underway

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Two groups have confirmed they are seeking a judicial review of the government’s decision to go ahead with HS2. Fifteen local authorities have joined together to make their case, while HS2 Action Alliance, which represents more than 70 local commu...

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SO WHAT NEXT ALONG THE TRACK FOR HS2?

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Is it really going to happen? Legal action is being threatened by various local authorities and campaign / environmental groups, but the proposal is supported by the main political parties, so the necessarily enabling legislation should be pass...

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EMPLOYERS: CHECK YOUR FACTS BEFORE SACKING STAFF!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

A Coleshill man has won his claim for unfair dismissal against Maxstoke Park Golf Club Limited near Coleshill. In a scathing judgment, the Tribunal in Birmingham stated that this was one of the worst cases they had seen for a long time; they upli...

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MARATHON EFFORT FOR CHARITY BY EVANS DERRY TEAM!

MARATHON EFFORT FOR CHARITY BY EVANS DERRY TEAM!

Monday, 31 October 2011

A team of runners from Quality Solicitors Evans Derry all successfully completed the BUPA Birmingham Half Marathon to raise monies for Macmillan Cancer. Running in support of a colleague with over 35 years service with the practice, the charity is...

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PLANNING PITFALLS - no home in this barn!

PLANNING PITFALLS  - no home in this barn!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

By Claire Houghton – Evans Derry Solicitors & Estate Agents, Coleshill The Supreme Court has shown just how important it is to ensure all necessary planning procedures are complied with, when carrying out development work. In 2000, planning...

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Employment Law - some reminders!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The law relating to employers and employment law has changed a great deal in recent months. Evans Derry are advising employers on their new obligations, and are also acting for employees who have been wronged by such matters as discrimination i...

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High Speed Train - Compensation issues

Thursday, 17 February 2011

An article by Richard Holt, Partner of Coleshill Solicitors & Estate Agents, Evans Derry Local residents opinions on “HS2” may be mixed, with some totally against the proposal, others just accepting that “it will happen”; of course, many may...

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Evans Derry gains “Quality Solicitors” brand

Evans Derry gains “Quality Solicitors” brand

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Evans Derry has been selected from fierce competition to become a QualitySolicitors firm. A special reception was held at its Chelmsley Wood office on 12th November to mark this major step forward for the firm, with the Mayor of Solihull, Cllr ...

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BREAK CLAUSES IN LEASES – REASONS TO BE CAREFUL!!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Break clauses are often the cause of litigation, particularly in the current economic climate where landlords are keen to retain tenants of good covenant strength. A recent case acts as a sharp reminder to practitioners to consider the lease and a...

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Some timely advice on Wills & Powers of Attorney

Friday, 25 June 2010

GET A WILL – THE ONLY WAY TO PROTECT YOUR PARTNER AND FAMILY As many as seven out of ten people will die without having made a Will, leaving all sorts of problems for loved ones. The only certain way to ensure that your spouse, partner or fr...

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BRIEFING re HS2

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Whilst most of the town and parish councils in the Solihull area have not as yet reached a formal stance on their position with regard to HS2 a few individuals are attempting to raise public awareness of the issues involved. A public informati...

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High Speed Train Route-proper compensation needed!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Victims of the “HS2” threat need proper protection, says Richard Holt, Compensation Claims specialist at Evans Derry Binnion, Solicitors at Coleshill. The publication of the proposals for the High Speed Train are already causing enormous concern a...

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THE “EX” –FACTOR & CELEBRITY MARRIAGE BREAKDOWN

Monday, 29 March 2010

THE “EX” –FACTOR & CELEBRITY MARRIAGE BREAKDOWN by Karen Beevers, Solicitor & Partner, Evans Derry Binnion With the recent announcement that Cheryl Cole is to separate from her football star husband Ashley Cole, following a string of tablo...

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OUR NEWLY OPENED OFFICE in COLESHILL

OUR NEWLY OPENED OFFICE in COLESHILL

Friday, 29 January 2010

5 CHURCH HILL COLESHILL WARWICKSHIRE B46 3AD We offer a "one-stop shop" for Estate Agency and Real Estate transactions, together with a comprehensive range of legal services to the private and business client. Specialist property advice is a...

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MP Jacqui Smith praises Free Repossession Advice

Thursday, 8 October 2009

REDDITCH MP Jacqui Smith has held a meeting with the solicitors and housing specialists providing advice at Redditch County Court to those facing repossession or eviction from their homes. She heard about the high success rate of the new advic...

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Wheel Clamping Victory at Birmingham County Court

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Coughlan v Dr Alvi t/a Pak Health Centre Birmingham County Court Case No 8BM12037 Mr. Lee Coughlan a disabled man from Birmingham succeeded at Birmingham County Court on Friday 2nd October with an award of £8,532.48 together with costs by M...

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