Articles


Beware of the Restrictive Covenants in your Employment Contract!

Jun 12, 2017

In general many senior employees know the intimate details of the companies they work for and their departure to a competing business can be a disaster, especially if they have worked at the company for a long time.

Barrett and Co Organise Law Society Awards

Jun 09, 2017

Justin Sadler and Jane Whitfield, solicitors in the Employment and Wills and Probate departments, have been thanked for their role in organising the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Law Society Legal Excellence Awards.

Court Rules Kit Kat Shape Cannot Be Trade Marked

Jun 05, 2017

As some of you may be aware the long-running 'chocolate war' between Cadbury and Nestlé over the shape of the Kit Kat has led to the matter going to the Court of Appeal and a judgement has recently been passed.

Meet Our New Trainee Solicitor

Jun 05, 2017

Eleanor Pearson "Ellie" joined Barrett and Co as a Trainee Solicitor in May 2017.

Barrett & Co Solicitors in the Community

May 19, 2017

This month we feature some of the ways Barrett and Co Solicitors LLP have been involved in the community.

Seeking Agreement on Divorce Petitions can encourage collaboration

May 19, 2017

Family Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer, Paul Wild discusses why agreement on the divorce petition can reduce the acrimony between the parties at the outset of any proceedings, as well as being used as a mechanism to achieve an out of court settlement.

Probate Fee increase dropped due to General Election

May 19, 2017

The planned changes to Probate fees, which would have seen charges of up to £20,000 for the largest estates, have been dropped due to the forthcoming General Election.

Funding Litigation Part 2: Understanding CFAs and DBAs

May 19, 2017

Justin Sadler continues his look at methods of funding your litigation claim.

Football club Assistant Manager wrongly dismissed

May 19, 2017

As anyone who follows football will know, managerial sackings are a feature of the modern game. However, a recent employment tribunal decision involving a football club has demonstrated the importance of having effective company disciplinary processes.

The Reynolds Report- Why are letters from my solicitor getting longer and longer [and longer]?

Apr 20, 2017

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal (Balogun v Boyes Sutton & Perry (a firm) [2017]EWCA Civ 75) will however set champagne corks popping in the offices of paper manufacturers and ink producers around the country.

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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