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Get Employment Solicitor Justin Sadler's HR Policy Pack - Just £195

Oct 16, 2017

Are you 100% up to date with your human resource policies? Want to update all your policies today? Justin Sadler's HR pack for 2017 is just for you.

Barrett & Co Solicitors LLP enter Reading Legal Walk 2017

Sep 26, 2017

In the evening of Monday 25th September 2017, a strong team of ten Barrett and Co Solicitors LLP walkers took part in this year’s Reading Legal Walk for the fourth year running, braving the wet and damp September weather.

The Reynolds Report- Landlords beware!

Sep 26, 2017

The Clock is ticking on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in leasehold properties.

New Debt Collection Protocol - A Focus on Settlement

Sep 26, 2017

On 1st October 2017, a new debt collection pre-action protocol will come into effect in England and Wales. The protocol, the first of its kind specifically for debt claims, will apply to consumer debts disputes where a business is claiming debt repayment from an individual. Debts claimed by public bodies will also be covered, as will debts involving sole traders, both as creditors and debtors. Business to business debts, are not covered by the protocol.

Building Disputes - 7 Ways to Avoid Them

Sep 26, 2017

Justin Sadler advises on how to avoid building disputes; he is currently having building work carried out on his own house and gives his top seven tips on how to help the project along.

Business LPAs - How to protect your business and give you peace of mind

Sep 26, 2017

As a business owner, it is important to consider what would happen if you were unable to make decisions and how this would affect the running of the business.

Without Prejudice - Keeping your offers out of Court!

Sep 25, 2017

"Without Prejudice"- Many people have heard of the term but few actually know what it means and most use it incorrectly.

What is collaborative law and how can it work for you?

Aug 31, 2017

Talking to your spouse about a separation or divorce can often be upsetting and stressful for you both. It will be hard to discuss and resolve issues around your finances (and children if applicable) but ultimately the best way to keep the process amicable is through trying to sort out the issues together.

Will your Death in Service payment result in an Inheritance Tax bill?

Aug 31, 2017

A Death in Service payment is a lump sum of money that can be paid to a nominated beneficiary out of your pension scheme if a person dies before they retire. It is down to the individual employer to decide whether to offer a Death in Service payment; and the size of such payment. The deceased would normally have had the opportunity to nominate an individual or individuals to receive such a payment but Death in Service Trustees have ultimate discretion over the selection of the beneficiary.

Overview of Distribution and Agency Agreements

Aug 29, 2017

Agency and Distribution Agreements are typically used as a low risk means of expanding a business into new markets. Effectively the business is using the agent and distributor to market their products.

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.

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