Articles


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.

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.

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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