Articles


Shall I put my home in my children’s names?

Jul 31, 2018

In the Private Client department our clients often ask us whether putting their home into the names of their adult children would be a good idea.

Meal tickets for life in divorce cases

Jul 31, 2018

The above noted expression is often used where there is ongoing spousal maintenance (or periodical payments) made to an ex-spouse on a joint lives basis (where payments continue indefinitely until say for example, the ex-spouse being paid the maintenance, re-marries).

Supreme Court rules that ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is discriminatory

Jul 31, 2018

In the case brought by Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, the Supreme Court unanimously allowed the appeal by Steinfeld and Keidan. The Court found that there was inequality between same-sex couples and heterosexual couples.

Subject to Contract - what is it and why is it important?

Jun 22, 2018

Almost all of us, at some point in our lives, will be involved in a conveyancing transaction. After an initial offer for a property is accepted, the property will be listed as “Sold-Subject to Contract”.

Is your charity struggling to find new trustees?

Jun 22, 2018

Many charities these days are struggling to recruit new trustees. People are busy and becoming a charity trustee comes with unique responsibilities.

Another sunny day for the annual Lawyers v. Surveyors charity golf event at Reading Golf Club

Jun 22, 2018

What was supposed to be a cloudy and rainy day turned out to be a hot and sunny day for the players of the annual Lawyers v Surveyors golf tournament, held at the beautiful grounds of Reading Golf Club.

Large charity gets into trouble for promoting Brexit campaign

Jun 22, 2018

In late 2017, the Charity Commission received complaints that international think tank The Legatum Institute Foundation was political and acting to promote the views of "pro-Brexiteers". Barrett & Co's Jane Whitfield looks at the Charity Commission's findings.

Defended Divorces

Jun 22, 2018

The recent case of Owens v Owens from 2017 has brought defended divorces in to the news recently. The Owens case is presently being appealed at the Supreme Court because Mr Owens has, thus far, successfully been able to argue that his wife should not be entitled to divorce him.

Why a Shareholders’ Agreement?

Jun 22, 2018

Having recently acted on a matter where I was asked to draft a shareholders’ agreement, it reminded me of the importance of having a shareholders’ agreement to fall back on.

Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos

Jun 22, 2018

Or: Everything you wanted to know about basement extensions but never dared to ask

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.

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