Articles


The Importance of Disclosure of Assets on Divorce

Mar 29, 2017

12 years after their marriage came to an end, a judge decides if a couple who ran a successful business together had reached a "full and final settlement" at the time of their divorce.

Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common

Mar 28, 2017

Jane Whitfield explains the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common in the co-ownership of land.

Should you be able to leave your money to whoever you want to?

Mar 24, 2017

Justin Sadler talks to Andrew Peach on BBC Radio Berkshire, March 16th 2017

Law Society Excellence Awards for Berks, Bucks & Oxon

Mar 20, 2017

Hollywood may have its Oscars and Britain its BAFTAs, but as far as your local law firm is concerned, nothing beats winning the title of “Solicitor of the Year”.

Barrett & Co's Jane Whitfield on BBC Radio

Feb 28, 2017

Barrett & Co Private Client solicitor Jane Whitfield shares her legal expertise with Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4's PM and BBC Radio Berkshire's Sarah Walker.

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.

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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