Busting the Common Law Marriage Myth

Jan 15, 2018

The common law marriage myth is the concept that if a couple cohabits for a certain period of time they are entitled to the same rights as a married couple when dividing up their assets and finances. In November 2017 Resolution published their results from a survey which found that two-thirds of cohabitating couples wrongly believe that ‘common-law marriage’ laws exist. Listed below are three ways that rights differ between married and cohabiting couples.

Meet our new Trainee Solicitor

Jan 07, 2018

Nicholas Buckle (Nick) joined Barrett and Co as a Trainee this month. Nick previously worked in a litigation firm in Mayfair for six months. He worked in the family department where he worked on a small selection of highly contentious matters, including one which went to the Court of Appeal.

Buying or selling your home?

Jan 07, 2018

Getting married and setting up home together can be one of the most exciting milestones in your life and it can also be stressful. At Barrett and Co we have over 35 years’ experience in helping and guiding couples through the conveyancing process.

Commercial Leases – A point in the right direction for prospective Tenants

Jan 07, 2018

Appointing a solicitor may be seen as an extra cost but having a legal eye review the clauses on your proposed tenancy could save you time, money and inconvenience in the future.

Receiving Spam this Christmas? There could finally be a solution!

Dec 21, 2017

Unsolicited marketing messages are a modern annoyance that can cause upset to millions of people, especially at Christmas. However, a recent case has shown that the authorities appear to be taking a stricter approach to dealing with the problem, raising hope that a solution may finally have arrived! In the case, a claims management company that sent more than 2.2 million unsolicited texts received fines totalling £130,000.

The Kitchen Table space- the best place to start

Dec 21, 2017

When a couple makes the difficult decision to commence a separation or divorce there are lots of ways in which this can be done, perhaps the most amicable of which, is the kitchen table.

Preserving the Assets: The Grant Ad Colligenda Bona

Dec 21, 2017

In most estates, it will usually be necessary to obtain a grant of representation to realise and administer the assets of the deceased. But sometimes, there can be a dispute who has the right to take on this role, and in what capacity.

The 12 Bakes of Christmas

Dec 21, 2017

Here at Barrett & Co we have been getting into the festive mood by baking 12 different bakes. Since 14th December two people have been bringing in their bakes each working day for the rest of the team to try.The 12 Bakes of Christmas

How professional Executors can benefit you and your family

Dec 21, 2017

When thinking about your Will, it can be very difficult to decide who you would like to act as your Executors. An Executor completes all the administrative tasks associated with your death, including applying for probate and distributing your assets to the beneficiaries of your Will. There are certain situations where it might be beneficial to appoint a solicitor as your Executor.

Barrett & Co participated in Will Aid

Dec 21, 2017

Barrett & Co has once again participated in Will Aid this year and the Private Client team set aside 30 appointments in November in aid of the scheme. The department has been busy this past month preparing Wills. Last year the firm raised £5,260 and were named as top donating solicitors for a small law firm. We hope to be able to the same again this year.

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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