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Initial thoughts on the effect of Brexit on Businesses

Jul 05, 2016

Although the exit negotiations will be lengthy after the UK Government formally begins the withdrawal process from the EU and nothing will change in law for two years, businesses will need to plan ahead for the eventuality.

The Reynolds Report - What is 2 plus 2?

Jun 24, 2016

When dealing with business sales I am frequently reminded of the story of the wise business woman who was interviewing accountants to help run her business.

Is it time your company had a legal MOT?

Jun 22, 2016

If you haven't had a business MOT for a while or you're worried about gaps in your company's legal cover, take a look at this video presentation.

Our Company and Commercial team complete the JLL Property Triathlon for the Starlight Children's Foundation

Jun 16, 2016

Martin Reynolds, Rob Jefferies and Charlotte Mckenty completed the JLL Property Triathlon on 1st July 2016 in a very respectable time of 1 hour and 26 minutes in aid of the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Tenant 'holding over' after short leases expire

Jun 16, 2016

Martin Reynolds, Senior Commercial Solicitor at Barrett & Co, looks at two hypothetical scenarios in which tenants are occupying commercial premises on expired short leases.

Important news for Companies and LLPs

May 17, 2016

Does your company have a register of people with "significant control"? From 30 June 2016, companies will have to deliver information to the Companies House PSC Register annually.

Chalet tenants must live with their 'Bad bargain'

Dec 01, 2015

The courts often employ the concept of commercial common sense in interpreting ambiguous or poorly drafted contracts – but that does not mean that they will relieve the unwise of the consequences of their bad bargains. That was the unfortunate outcome for the tenants of 25 holiday bungalows who signed up to a clause in their 99-year leases which enabled their landlord to raise their service…

Tax reliefs on goodwill transfers quashed

Aug 14, 2015

For unincorporated businesses, one of the more important elements of the Chancellor's statement of 3 December 2014 was the decision to abolish, with immediate effect, entrepreneur's relief for transfers of goodwill to companies owned by the transferor. Previously, such a transfer was treated as a disposal of a capital asset (goodwill) which qualified for entrepreneur's relief.

Shared parental leave – a reminder

Aug 14, 2015

Employers are reminded that new regulations came into force on 1 December 2014 that make changes to the way in which eligible parents will take leave after the birth or adoption of a child. The new rules apply to couples with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 or children matched or placed for adoption on or after that date.   Shared parental leave…

Fifty shades of grey for landlords

Apr 21, 2015

With the launch of the Protocol for Applications for Consent to Assign or Sublet it seems an ideal time to touch upon the issues commonly surrounding ‘landlord’s consent’.  Most leases contain ‘qualified covenants’ whereby the tenant is only permitted to do something if the landlord has first given its consent. The…

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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