Articles


Old Restrictive Covenants Over Land - Do You Need To Be Bothered?

Jan 13, 2017

Land Registry Entries for properties in the UK are littered with restrictions referred to as "restrictive covenants"...

Can you Disinherit your Children?

Jan 13, 2017

The Court of Appeal awarded a daughter around third of her late mother’s estate despite her mother’s will (valued at around £486,000) leaving all of her estate to charity.

Top Solicitors Set Out To Prove Berkshire’s Got Legal Talent

Jan 12, 2017

Berkshire’s top legal firms are battling rivals from Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire in the annual Law Society awards taking place on May 25th this year.

Section 21- Are you serving the right notice?

Jan 07, 2017

We have had many clients contact us recently where they have served a section 21 notice (landlords) or have been served a section 21 notice (tenants).

Meet our new team member

Jan 06, 2017

Maxine joined Barrett and Co as a Legal Assistant in November 2016. She previously worked for a local Estate Agency as a Sales Progresser within the Sales Team.

The Barrett & Co office has been transformed!

Dec 20, 2016

As some of our clients may be aware the ground floor of our office has recently been renovated to accommodate a new meeting room and updated reception area.

Inheritance Disputes Reach Record High [Podcast]

Dec 14, 2016

When someone dies, the usual main asset is a property. And the rise in property prices means that the value of a typical estate is higher than ever.

“Converting” or “Rebuilding” – which one applies and when?

Dec 05, 2016

The High Court have recently revealed a dividing line between the distinction of “converting” and “rebuilding” in terms of planning law.

Deputyship and The Court of Protection: Protecting Vulnerable Clients

Nov 01, 2016

In her second article this month, Hilary Buckle, Head of Private Client, examines the options for concerned friends and relatives when potential welfare issues are identified, but a person already lacks capacity.

Financial Elder Abuse

Nov 01, 2016

In the first of a series of articles about protecting elderly clients, Hilary Buckle, head of the Private Client Department discusses the signs of financial abuse of elderly clients.

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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