Articles


Jane Whitfield TEP chats to Andrew Peach on BBC Berkshire

Mar 29, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Jane Whitfield, solicitor in our Private Client department, has now received her certificate confirming that she is a full member of Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

Child Contact and Overseas Relocation – Mother Wins High Court Appeal

Mar 20, 2018

Children thrive best when they have ready contact with both their parents. However, as one case involving the eight-year-old son of Polish parents showed, difficulties frequently arise where one parent wishes to relocate overseas.

Dog evicted by Management Company

Mar 20, 2018

At Barrett and Co we often come across the issue of household pets and the incoming buyers may have to make a judgment call on whether they will purchase knowing that consent could be reasonably withheld.

Best employment law solicitors in Reading!

Mar 19, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Barrett and Co is rated as one of the three best employment law solicitors in Reading.

Peri-Peri or lemon and herb?

Mar 19, 2018

Recently, there has been an IP (Intellectual Property) dispute in the press which has caught the attention of the Reading population and its all about chicken!

Don't make promises you can't keep...

Mar 16, 2018

Promises that are relied upon to their detriment by those to whom they are made are enforceable by the courts. In one case that demonstrated this point, a daughter of a farmer who worked long hours for low pay on her family farm, after her father assured her that she would have her reward in time, was awarded a seven-figure stake in the business.

Introductory Offer! Get Your Legal MOT for Your Business

Mar 15, 2018

Choosing a law firm to help your business is an important decision and if you think Barrett and Co in Reading might sound like a potential partner to your business, we invite you to invest 45 minutes with Martin Reynolds of our Commercial team for just £95.

Could your children stop you from getting married?

Feb 28, 2018

Last year, a daughter applied for an injunction to stop her father, who was worth over £1 million, from marrying his long term partner; her father had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so she argued that he did not have the capacity to get married.

Divorce and the 50:50 split of financial assets

Feb 28, 2018

There has been recent press coverage of couples in multi-million divorce settlements where one spouse has tried to obtain 50% of the assets from the other spouse. There has been a growing assumption in recent years that this is the entitlement. However, the Court’s starting point in any financial settlement is to look at the statutory criteria laid down by s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

Claim your Power of Attorney registration fee refund!

Feb 28, 2018

If you have registered a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney you will know that there is a fixed registration fee set by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) who have recently reviewed their fee structure and are now offering refunds!

Welcome to the Barrett and Co Articles Library, here you will find articles on many relevant and interesting topics. This section will be updated every few months so check back regularly. If you have any suggestions for articles please email [email protected] or use the Contact Form on the right.

Please note that whilst we make every effort to make sure that these articles reflect the law at the time they are written, they are not maintained as the law is constantly changing and affects each person or business in different ways. If you require specific advice on a matter please call our office or email the relevant solicitor and they will be happy to assist you.

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