Articles


Cohabiting? Check your financial arrangements

Feb 21, 2017

Family Solicitor Paul Wild looks at the importance for cohabiting couples to have adequate financial planning arrangements.

Getting the Right Advice

Feb 21, 2017

A recent investigation publicised by the BBC has revealed the risks of seeking alternative sources of advice in family proceedings.

Landlord mistakenly grants 2000 year tenancy after not taking legal advice

Feb 17, 2017

A recent case has shown the dangers of not taking legal advice before granting a tenancy. A commercial landlord who failed to seek proper advice inadvertently granted a 2000 year tenancy, 1999 years longer than anticipated!

The Gig Economy: You may be a Worker

Feb 17, 2017

Many people will understand that a worker may be anyone with a job, an employee is someone who works for a company while someone Employment Contract who is self-employed works for themselves. But following a recent court decision, the position of freelance workers may have become clearer.

Brexit requires Act of Parliament- Supreme Court

Feb 17, 2017

In January 2017, the Supreme Court decided that the decision to leave the European Union, taken in the referendum last June, must be implemented by an Act of Parliament.

Emptor Scriptor Legisperitum Caveat (“Let the Buyer’s Lawyer Beware”)

Feb 17, 2017

Or why is my solicitor suddenly so interested in who I am buying my property from?

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).

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 info@barrettandco.co.uk 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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