Articles


“Gay cake” discrimination case

Oct 26, 2018

The Supreme Court ruled that Ashers bakery's refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory.

Why a Shareholders’ Agreement?

Jun 22, 2018

Having recently acted on a matter where I was asked to draft a shareholders’ agreement, it reminded me of the importance of having a shareholders’ agreement to fall back on.

Chelsea FC in the dark about rights to light

Jun 21, 2018

The dispute between Chelsea FC and the Crosthwaites family highlights the risk of a developer assuming it can acquire a neighbour's right to light by offering the neighbours suitable compensation.

GDPR - Are You Ready to Comply?

May 23, 2018

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force tomorrow, 25 May, we are using our Newsletter in its new edition to highlight some of the important changes with which all businesses are having to coming to grip.

Are You Ready for GDPR?

Apr 27, 2018

On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations ('GDPR') come into force, changing the rules regarding the way our data is collected and stored by organisations.

Breach of Contract has galactic consequences...

Apr 27, 2018

Interfering with another person’s contractual relationship is unlawful, and with the right legal advice, you may be able to claim appropriate compensation for loss of profit or other earnings. In a recent case, the worlds of science fiction and contract law collided, when a Star Wars fan was unlawfully prevented from beaming an interview with a well-known actor, who played Darth Vader in the original trilogy, into cinemas.

Peri-Peri or lemon and herb?

Mar 19, 2018

Recently, there has been an IP (Intellectual Property) dispute in the press which has caught the attention of the Reading population and its all about chicken!

Introductory Offer! Get Your Legal MOT for Your Business

Mar 15, 2018

Choosing a law firm to help your business is an important decision and if you think Barrett and Co in Reading might sound like a potential partner to your business, we invite you to invest 45 minutes with Martin Reynolds of our Commercial team for just £95.

Gender pay Gap Reporting- Deadline Approaches

Feb 01, 2018

Whilst the BBC and Easyjet have headlined the news on the topic of differences in pay between male and female employees, it is important to remember that the requirement to publish annual gender pay gap data applies to all private sector employers with 250 or more employees and the deadline for the year commencing April 2017 is 4 April 2018. If the rules apply to you and you are not registered, it should be remembered that registration can take up to a week.

Motor Insurers Bring Businessman Who ‘Staged’ Road Accident to Book

Feb 01, 2018

Motor insurance fraud is far from being a victimless crime in that honest drivers have to pay for the deceit of others in the form of higher premiums. The courts are not blind to the problem, however, and, in one case, a businessman who staged a bogus road accident was ordered to repay his ill-gotten gains and came within an ace of being sent to prison.

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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