Articles


Subject to Contract - what is it and why is it important?

Jun 22, 2018

Almost all of us, at some point in our lives, will be involved in a conveyancing transaction. After an initial offer for a property is accepted, the property will be listed as “Sold-Subject to Contract”.

Is your charity struggling to find new trustees?

Jun 22, 2018

Many charities these days are struggling to recruit new trustees. People are busy and becoming a charity trustee comes with unique responsibilities.

Another sunny day for the annual Lawyers v. Surveyors charity golf event at Reading Golf Club

Jun 22, 2018

What was supposed to be a cloudy and rainy day turned out to be a hot and sunny day for the players of the annual Lawyers v Surveyors golf tournament, held at the beautiful grounds of Reading Golf Club.

Why a Shareholders’ Agreement?

Jun 22, 2018

Having recently acted on a matter where I was asked to draft a shareholders’ agreement, it reminded me of the importance of having a shareholders’ agreement to fall back on.

Large charity gets into trouble for promoting Brexit campaign

Jun 22, 2018

In late 2017, the Charity Commission received complaints that international think tank The Legatum Institute Foundation was political and acting to promote the views of "pro-Brexiteers". Barrett & Co's Jane Whitfield looks at the Charity Commission's findings.

Defended Divorces

Jun 22, 2018

The recent case of Owens v Owens from 2017 has brought defended divorces in to the news recently. The Owens case is presently being appealed at the Supreme Court because Mr Owens has, thus far, successfully been able to argue that his wife should not be entitled to divorce him.

Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos

Jun 22, 2018

Or: Everything you wanted to know about basement extensions but never dared to ask

Owens v Owens

Jun 22, 2018

An interesting point of divorce law has been examined in the highest Court in the country, having travelled up through the court network. The judgement is eagerly anticipated.

Could your Enduring power be upgraded to a Lasting power?

Jun 22, 2018

A Power of Attorney is a document whereby an individual, the “Donor”, appoints individuals or professionals to act on their behalf when they are unable to act for themselves, known as the “Attorneys”.

Chelsea FC in the dark about rights to light

Jun 21, 2018

The dispute between Chelsea FC and the Crosthwaites family highlights the risk of a developer assuming it can acquire a neighbour's right to light by offering the neighbours suitable compensation.

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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