Articles


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"

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.

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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