Articles


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.

Debt Recovery - "Going Legal"

Jul 20, 2017

Unpaid debts are one of the most common problems experienced by businesses and if left unchecked can destroy a business. There are various financing and third party options, but ultimately if the debtor doesn’t pay then you may feel you have no choice but to “go legal”.

Beware of the Restrictive Covenants in your Employment Contract!

Jun 12, 2017

In general many senior employees know the intimate details of the companies they work for and their departure to a competing business can be a disaster, especially if they have worked at the company for a long time.

Court Rules Kit Kat Shape Cannot Be Trade Marked

Jun 05, 2017

As some of you may be aware the long-running 'chocolate war' between Cadbury and Nestlé over the shape of the Kit Kat has led to the matter going to the Court of Appeal and a judgement has recently been passed.

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.

Tribunal Tackles Import Duty on Smart Watch Straps

Mar 29, 2017

First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) considers the import duty status of straps to attach smart watches to users’ wrists.

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 Reynolds Report- how do you like them apples?

Sep 30, 2016

What should you do when you're served an Advance Payment Notice by HMRC requiring payment "on account" of disputed tax liabilities pending determination of the dispute?

Temperatures soaring in the workplace

Sep 06, 2016

This summer’s hot weather raised the issue of the law regarding temperatures in the workplace.

The Reynolds Report - If at first you don't succeed...?

Jul 19, 2016

Martin Reynolds of Barrett & Co in Reading explains the legal term "conditional contract" and the big difference between "best endeavours" and "reasonable endeavours"

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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