Articles


Reading Legal Walk 2018

Oct 26, 2018

For the fifth year running, 11 of us from Barrett & Co took part in the Reading Legal Walk. This took place “after work” hours on 24 September 2018.

“Gay cake” discrimination case

Oct 26, 2018

The Supreme Court ruled that Ashers bakery's refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory.

Leasehold Properties – Points to Consider

Oct 26, 2018

A lease is an agreement, usually by way of a document in writing, which passes, affirms, or confirms an interest, right, or property and that is signed, witnessed, delivered and in some jurisdictions, sealed.

No blame divorce – could it become a reality?

Oct 26, 2018

In an article published in our August newsletter, I referred to the recent decision of Owens v Owens and how this case highlighted the need for matrimonial and divorce reform.

Signing a Will: The who and how to witness

Oct 26, 2018

Many of our clients after having their Wills drawn up by our team return to our offices in Reading to get them signed and witnessed. Some may wonder if it is worth the trek through the increasingly busy city centre, just to sign a document! But, the benefit of doing so ensures that your newly drafted document is executed in accordance with the law.

Could your opinion count?

Oct 26, 2018

To many businesses, reviews and existing client or customer feedback is an invaluable way to help grow the business, meet new clients and, of course, learn how to improve their service.

The Conveyancing Process for Buyers

Oct 26, 2018

Typically, the conveyancing process will take around 8 to 12 weeks to complete (although it can be shorter or longer). We set out the various tasks and processes involved, and these are listed below.

Have you been disqualified?

Sep 26, 2018

Find out here if you have been affected by new rules introduced on 1st August 2018.

Sympathy for the Devil

Sep 26, 2018

Sympathy for the Devil, or, be sure you are clear about who you are giving references to, and what those references are intended to be used for.

The local authority, care fees and deprivation of assets

Sep 26, 2018

We often get asked about care fees, the principle of deprivation of assets and generally how a local authority manages social care. The purpose of this article is to briefly explain these concepts and help you, the reader, understand their significance. It must be stated, however, that each case turns on its own facts and specific advice is always required.

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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