Articles


Football club Assistant Manager wrongly dismissed

May 19, 2017

As anyone who follows football will know, managerial sackings are a feature of the modern game. However, a recent employment tribunal decision involving a football club has demonstrated the importance of having effective company disciplinary processes.

The Reynolds Report- Why are letters from my solicitor getting longer and longer [and longer]?

Apr 20, 2017

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal (Balogun v Boyes Sutton & Perry (a firm) [2017]EWCA Civ 75) will however set champagne corks popping in the offices of paper manufacturers and ink producers around the country.

Increased Inheritance Tax savings for home owners on death

Apr 19, 2017

Under the current Inheritance Tax regime, on death the first £325,000 of each individual's net estate is taxed at 0%. This is known as the "nil-rate band" ("NRB"). Unless any tax reliefs apply, the rest of their net estate is then taxed at 40%.

Funding Litigation Part 1: Conditional Fee Agreements

Apr 12, 2017

If you have a good case, but do not have the financial means to pay legal fees, then you could consider asking for a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) or a Damage Based Agreement (DBA).

Understanding the Key Clauses in a Commercial Lease

Apr 12, 2017

There are many key clauses in a lease and this article provides a brief introduction to those you need to be aware of when negotiating a lease.

The Barrett Bake Off for Red Nose Day!

Apr 04, 2017

Our winter colds have now gone, but our red noses return for another year. Barrett & Co have raised money for Comic Relief on the 24 March by baking delicious cakes and wearing red items of clothing to support the Charity.

Septic Tanks: The importance of residential conveyancing enquiries

Apr 03, 2017

When you are purchasing a residential property that has a septic tank the conveyancer/solicitor acting for you needs to raise sufficient enquires of the seller.

Meet Our New Team Member: Richard Ince

Mar 31, 2017

Richard Ince joined Barrett and Co at the end of February as a Property Solicitor and is working in our Property and Commercial Department. He was previously working at a firm in Gosport

Court of Protection Involvement After Death

Mar 31, 2017

Hilary Buckle looks at the steps that need to be taken when a person subject to a Court of Protection a deputyship order, dies.

The Reynolds Report - The Race to the Bottom (And why you should avoid it)

Mar 30, 2017

Despite its commonplace image, the conveyancing of residential property is, from a legal point of view, quite a complex task. Martin Reynolds explains why you should never accept the services of the conveyancer offering the lowest fees.

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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