Articles


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.

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…

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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