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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!

A reminder of the importance of due diligence!

Feb 28, 2018

When buying a company, professional advice is always absolutely necessary so that you have a full understanding of exactly what you are taking on. In Teoco UK Ltd v Aircom Jersey 4 Ltd [2018], the purchaser of part of a global management consultancy group claimed to have found itself facing millions in unexpected tax liabilities.

£70 million negligence claim against Mayfair law firm blocked by settlement agreement

Feb 28, 2018

Settlement agreements are typically offered to employees when their employer wants to terminate their contract. Often this is due to redundancy but can also be offered if an employer thinks they are performing badly or believes there is misconduct. Usually an employee is given money in return for certain conditions, including not bringing a claim against their employer.

Why you should take legal advice when considering assigning a lease or exercising a break clause

Feb 28, 2018

A recent case brought home the dangers of what can happen if mistakes are made in the assignment and break clause process and showed how a series of errors resulted in a company being burdened by a costly and lengthy lease that it did not want, even after it thought it had served a valid break notice.

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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