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Day in the Life of a Trainee Solicitor at Barrett & Co Solicitors LLP

Apr 27, 2018

Chris Miller joined Barrett and Co as a Trainee Solicitor in July 2016 from the Joint Legal Team at Reading Borough Council, where he worked as a paralegal.

Jane Whitfield becomes a Dementia Friends Champion

Apr 27, 2018

Barrett and Co proudly works as a dementia-friendly organisation, and aims to maintain the situation where every member of staff has become a “Dementia Friend”.

Breach of Contract has galactic consequences...

Apr 27, 2018

Interfering with another person’s contractual relationship is unlawful, and with the right legal advice, you may be able to claim appropriate compensation for loss of profit or other earnings. In a recent case, the worlds of science fiction and contract law collided, when a Star Wars fan was unlawfully prevented from beaming an interview with a well-known actor, who played Darth Vader in the original trilogy, into cinemas.

Barrett & Co Solicitors LLP attend local careers evening

Apr 27, 2018

Earlier this month Nick Buckle, one of our trainee solicitors, and Hilary Buckle, Head of the Private Client Department attended the careers fair held at St Joseph’s College, Reading.

Planning Mistakes Thwart Wedding Plans

Apr 27, 2018

Planning Officials, like most people, sometimes make mistakes and one of the roles of the law is to correct them. However, sometimes these mistakes can have unanticipated consequences. A good example of this was a recent High Court case which quashed planning permission for three marquees in the grounds of a country estate. Unfortunately, the estate was a very popular venue for wedding receptions, putting the plans of very many couples in jeopardy.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements: fairness and needs are still key factors

Apr 27, 2018

The Family Court of England and Wales is not bound by a pre-nuptial agreement when deciding how marital assets should be divided in financial proceedings. A pre-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement made between two individuals before their marriage has taken place. The agreement usually sets out how the couple wish their assets to be divided between them if they later separate or divorce.

Jane Whitfield TEP chats to Andrew Peach on BBC Berkshire

Mar 29, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Jane Whitfield, solicitor in our Private Client department, has now received her certificate confirming that she is a full member of Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP).

Child Contact and Overseas Relocation – Mother Wins High Court Appeal

Mar 20, 2018

Children thrive best when they have ready contact with both their parents. However, as one case involving the eight-year-old son of Polish parents showed, difficulties frequently arise where one parent wishes to relocate overseas.

Dog evicted by Management Company

Mar 20, 2018

At Barrett and Co we often come across the issue of household pets and the incoming buyers may have to make a judgment call on whether they will purchase knowing that consent could be reasonably withheld.

Best employment law solicitors in Reading!

Mar 19, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Barrett and Co is rated as one of the three best employment law solicitors in Reading.

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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