High Court has ruled couple’s Mirror Wills can be ‘set in stone’

Nov 26, 2017

It is common for couples to make mirror Wills where they leave everything to each other and, eventually, to their children, but what happens when one spouse dies and the surviving spouse changes their Will so the children only receive part of the estate? The High Court has shown that mirror Wills can be seen as effectively unchangeable depending on the promises that are made at the time of making and signing the Wills.

The Reynolds Report: Barrett & Co - because we're worth it!

Nov 25, 2017

Or why you should come to the Conveyancing Department at Barrett and Co when you are buying a new build home.

Divorce - The importance of seeking legal advice

Nov 25, 2017

The cuts in legal aid have seen a rise in couples divorcing without legal representation; more couples are trying to negotiate their own way through the court system as they attempt to agree settlements in relation to their finances and children.

Social Media and work: know your rights

Nov 25, 2017

In general, social media can be an effective way to keep in touch with friends and family, however, when using social media to discuss work, even the most innocent postings can potentially have major consequences.

Introducing our new interactive conveyancing service!

Nov 08, 2017

Earlier this year, we introduced our new conveyancing service through a platform named Perfect Portal. Our clients can obtain an estimate through our website where they will receive an instant conveyancing estimate. It is quick and easy and enables you to stay in control.

Barrett and Co are proud of their Dementia Champions

Oct 24, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Society’s “Dementia Friends” programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia. As a firm, Barrett and Co is working towards the goal of having every member of staff become a Dementia Friend, and it is well on its way to achieving that.

The Reynolds Report- What the Dragons Should Have Asked

Oct 23, 2017

As Autumn starts and the evenings draw in, I find myself compelled – if only by the presence of my sons (both of whom have a more entrepreneurial mind-set than my own) and their absolute control of the TV remote – to watch, with gritted teeth, a program cmartinalled “ Dragons’ Den.”

Overpaid Tribunal Fees? Now you can claim them back!

Oct 19, 2017

The government has recently announced its employment tribunal fees refund scheme. In summary, all fees will be repaid along with interest of 0.5%. Applicants should be contacted directly in due course, but can pre-register their claims by emailing [email protected]

The Private Client Team prepares for Will Aid 2017

Oct 18, 2017

Barrett and Co is once again participating in Will Aid this year; last year the firm raised £5,260 and were named as top donating solicitors for a small law firm. The firm is proud to be taking part in the scheme again this year and the Department has already scheduled around 30 appointments during the month of November. They hope to meet many new clients during the course of the month as well as helping to raise valuable funds to support this worthwhile cause.

Overage – why it’s important to make sure the terms are clear

Oct 18, 2017

In a recent case (Sparks v Biden), Mr Sparks owned land that was suitable for residential development. Mr Biden, a developer entered into an agreement with Mr Sparks to start the development. The agreement was to grant Mr Biden an option to buy the land and he would have to use all reasonable endeavours to obtain planning permission. Once planning was granted Mr Biden was under an obligation to build as soon as possible.

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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