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Barrett and Co are proud of their Dementia Champions

Oct 24, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Society’s “Dementia Friends” programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia. As a firm, Barrett and Co is working towards the goal of having every member of staff become a Dementia Friend, and it is well on its way to achieving that.

The Reynolds Report- What the Dragons Should Have Asked

Oct 23, 2017

As Autumn starts and the evenings draw in, I find myself compelled – if only by the presence of my sons (both of whom have a more entrepreneurial mind-set than my own) and their absolute control of the TV remote – to watch, with gritted teeth, a program cmartinalled “ Dragons’ Den.”

Overpaid Tribunal Fees? Now you can claim them back!

Oct 19, 2017

The government has recently announced its employment tribunal fees refund scheme. In summary, all fees will be repaid along with interest of 0.5%. Applicants should be contacted directly in due course, but can pre-register their claims by emailing ethelpwithfees@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

The Private Client Team prepares for Will Aid 2017

Oct 18, 2017

Barrett and Co is once again participating in Will Aid this year; last year the firm raised £5,260 and were named as top donating solicitors for a small law firm. The firm is proud to be taking part in the scheme again this year and the Department has already scheduled around 30 appointments during the month of November. They hope to meet many new clients during the course of the month as well as helping to raise valuable funds to support this worthwhile cause.

Overage – why it’s important to make sure the terms are clear

Oct 18, 2017

In a recent case (Sparks v Biden), Mr Sparks owned land that was suitable for residential development. Mr Biden, a developer entered into an agreement with Mr Sparks to start the development. The agreement was to grant Mr Biden an option to buy the land and he would have to use all reasonable endeavours to obtain planning permission. Once planning was granted Mr Biden was under an obligation to build as soon as possible.

Meet our New Team Member

Oct 16, 2017

Liz Hurley is a newly qualified Solicitor in the Family department working alongside Paul Wild. Her work covers all aspects of the divorce process including related children and financial issues, co-habitee disputes and separation agreements. She previously completed her training contract with a firm in the Chilterns.

How to Reduce Tension in Family Proceedings

Oct 16, 2017

Under the current system, avoiding some level of court involvement during a divorce is impossible. However, while it is the court that formalises the process, it is possible to resolve the majority of issues amicably and by consent. This not only provides the parties with more control over the outcome, but can also save tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees. Here, we present our top tips for reducing tension in family proceedings:

Get Employment Solicitor Justin Sadler's HR Policy Pack - Just £195

Oct 16, 2017

Are you 100% up to date with your human resource policies? Want to update all your policies today? Justin Sadler's HR pack for 2017 is just for you.

Barrett & Co Solicitors LLP enter Reading Legal Walk 2017

Sep 26, 2017

In the evening of Monday 25th September 2017, a strong team of ten Barrett and Co Solicitors LLP walkers took part in this year’s Reading Legal Walk for the fourth year running, braving the wet and damp September weather.

The Reynolds Report- Landlords beware!

Sep 26, 2017

The Clock is ticking on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in leasehold properties.

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 info@barrettandco.co.uk 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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