Articles


Could a text become your will?

Jul 21, 2017

An article appeared on the front page of the Daily Telegraph on 13th July 2017, claiming that a “radical overhaul of inheritance laws” was being proposed by the Law Commission, which would allow people to “use voicemail and text messages” to make their wills.

Restrictive Covenants: How restrictive are they?

Jul 20, 2017

Any landowner can apply to the Upper Tribunal (UT) to have the covenants that restrict the use of land discharged or modified if they believe that they have ceased to serve a useful purpose and are of no real benefit to local people. A recent case showed that sometimes it is very difficult to object to the release of these covenants. In this case the UT opened the way for the conversion of a hotel and pub into a convenience store

Debt Recovery - "Going Legal"

Jul 20, 2017

Unpaid debts are one of the most common problems experienced by businesses and if left unchecked can destroy a business. There are various financing and third party options, but ultimately if the debtor doesn’t pay then you may feel you have no choice but to “go legal”.

The Reynolds Report - I Am Not Perfect, But This Will Be Perfect For You.

Jul 20, 2017

Barrett and Co Launches Perfect Portal

Barrett & Co's Jane Whitfield on BBC News

Jul 19, 2017

Senior Solicitor Jane Whitfield appears on BBC News to discuss a new proposal from The Law Commission that could make Wills recorded on voicemail or text message legally binding if deemed so by a judge.

Barrett & Co Triathlon Team Success

Jul 17, 2017

On 30th June 2017 Martin Reynolds, Rob Jefferies and Charlotte Mckenty once again took part in the JLL Property Triathlon at Dorney Lake.

Barrett & Co Dementia Friends

Jul 17, 2017

Following our involvement in the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day, we are pleased to say that our Private Client team have expanded their association with the Dementia Friends initiative.

"Short Marriage" - Divorce split?

Jul 16, 2017

A recent case involving a couple who had only been married for four years has created a considerable amount of interest following a ruling in the Court of Appeal.

Lawyers v Surveyors

Jul 15, 2017

Imran Choudhary and Emma Docking took part in an annual charity golf event last month. The event was organised at Reading Golf Club where the lawyers of Reading challenged the Surveyors all for charity!

Jane Whitfield in Zurich "Advice Matters" Magazine

Jul 11, 2017

In November, Jane Whitfield contributed an article for professional financial advisers on the subject USING TRUSTS TO CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF ASSETS:

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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