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The Reynolds Report - The only constant thing is change...

Apr 20, 2016

Only in the rarefied air of Westminster would the idea of introducing a 275 page Bill to “open up new opportunities for small business” produce anything other than surprise (and frustration).

The National Living Wage and 'on call' employees

Apr 20, 2016

How are the number of hours worked by ‘on call’ employees to be calculated in the context of the National Minimum Wage? A tribunal tackled that thorny issue in the case of a school security guard who was required to live on the premises and to respond to alarm calls day and night.

Guardianship - the facts

Apr 20, 2016

One of the major decisions as a parent is choosing someone to look after your child if you and your spouse/partner die before your child is 18 years old.

Why To Use a Qualified Solicitor to Prepare Your Will - Hilary Buckle Tells All!

Mar 31, 2016

One in every FIVE wills has a basic error in them - Hilary Buckle explains why you should only have your Will written by a fully-qualified solicitor that specialises in Wills and Probate.

Have you given your family a 'future welfare check' recently? Try ours today

Mar 24, 2016

We can work with you to create a personalised family welfare plan for your family which will provide a roadmap for your future.

New Minimum Wage Rates and tougher enforcement

Dec 01, 2015

Employers are reminded that the following changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates came into effect on 1 October 2015:  The adult NMW rate increased from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour; The NMW rate for workers aged 18 to 20 increased from £5.13 to £5.30 per hour;

Chalet tenants must live with their 'Bad bargain'

Dec 01, 2015

The courts often employ the concept of commercial common sense in interpreting ambiguous or poorly drafted contracts – but that does not mean that they will relieve the unwise of the consequences of their bad bargains. That was the unfortunate outcome for the tenants of 25 holiday bungalows who signed up to a clause in their 99-year leases which enabled their landlord to raise their service…

Will disputes hit the news - again

Dec 01, 2015

Many of you will have seen the brief feature on the BBC Breakfast News on 7th October, featuring a disappointed beneficiary.  The background was that his father had died, leaving all his estate to his second wife. It appears that the couple had ‘mirror wills’, i.e. wills which reflected each other in content. So each party left their estate to the survivor;…

Businessman sues ex-wife for Facebook libel damages

Dec 01, 2015

Everyone knows that the end of a marriage can be bitter, but few divorces can be more so than one in which a businessman has started legal  proceedings against his ex-wife, claiming £150,000 in libel damages after she bad-mouthed him on Facebook.  The businessman argued that his former partner had painted…

Charlotte Mckenty wins top cancer charity award

Nov 04, 2015

Barrett and Co is proud to announce that trainee solicitor Charlotte Mckenty carried off a top cancer charity award thanks to her ceaseless fundraising.

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.

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