Articles


Owens v Owens

Jun 22, 2018

An interesting point of divorce law has been examined in the highest Court in the country, having travelled up through the court network. The judgement is eagerly anticipated.

Could your Enduring power be upgraded to a Lasting power?

Jun 22, 2018

A Power of Attorney is a document whereby an individual, the “Donor”, appoints individuals or professionals to act on their behalf when they are unable to act for themselves, known as the “Attorneys”.

Chelsea FC in the dark about rights to light

Jun 21, 2018

The dispute between Chelsea FC and the Crosthwaites family highlights the risk of a developer assuming it can acquire a neighbour's right to light by offering the neighbours suitable compensation.

GDPR - Are You Ready to Comply?

May 23, 2018

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force tomorrow, 25 May, we are using our Newsletter in its new edition to highlight some of the important changes with which all businesses are having to coming to grip.

Are You Ready for GDPR?

Apr 27, 2018

On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations ('GDPR') come into force, changing the rules regarding the way our data is collected and stored by organisations.

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.

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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