Articles


A polite ‘private’ notice suffices to defend landowners’ rights

Jun 16, 2016

In a guideline decision, the Court of Appeal has emphasised that property owners are not required to physically confront their neighbours to prevent the latter obtaining rights over their land and that a polite notice will generally suffice.

A familiar face at the Chelsea Flower Show

Jun 16, 2016

Clients who visited the Chelsea Flower show on the morning of Bank Holiday Saturday may have been intrigued to see a familiar person standing in the winning show garden talking to members of the public!

Tenant 'holding over' after short leases expire

Jun 16, 2016

Martin Reynolds, Senior Commercial Solicitor at Barrett & Co, looks at two hypothetical scenarios in which tenants are occupying commercial premises on expired short leases.

High Court condemns use of litigation as a tactic to delay complying with divorce Consent Order

May 26, 2016

It is sadly not unheard of for litigation to be used as a delaying tactic to defeat or delay compliance with Court Orders; a Judge detected just such a manoeuvre by a husband in one big money divorce case but would have none of it

Employee Absences: How to manage the effects and prevent excess time off

May 26, 2016

Does your company have systems in place to measure absenteeism and analyse its cost so you can identify problem areas?

How would a Brexit affect you and your business?

May 26, 2016

Whilst we can only speculate regarding the overall effect the UK potentially leaving the European Union (a Brexit) would have on individuals and the UK as a whole, in this article I want to consider what might happen to small and medium sized businesses should we vote to leave.

Rights to ramble upheld in recent High Court decision

May 26, 2016

Rights of way are often a bone of contention between landowners and ramblers and that was certainly so in one case in which members of the public succeeded in winning the right to roam along a scenic woodland track.

Nigel Walter achieves his Licensed Conveyancer qualification

May 25, 2016

Nigel Walter has been a valued member of the Conveyancing team at Barrett and Co since 1985 and has recently qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer.

Important news for Companies and LLPs

May 17, 2016

Does your company have a register of people with "significant control"? From 30 June 2016, companies will have to deliver information to the Companies House PSC Register annually.

New microchipping law for dogs in England

Apr 20, 2016

As we are a nation of dog lovers, we thought highlighting the new microchipping law that came into effect at the beginning of this month in England would be a useful addition to our news pages.

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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