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Sympathy for the Devil

Sep 26, 2018

Sympathy for the Devil, or, be sure you are clear about who you are giving references to, and what those references are intended to be used for.

The local authority, care fees and deprivation of assets

Sep 26, 2018

We often get asked about care fees, the principle of deprivation of assets and generally how a local authority manages social care. The purpose of this article is to briefly explain these concepts and help you, the reader, understand their significance. It must be stated, however, that each case turns on its own facts and specific advice is always required.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Sep 26, 2018

Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is something that is becoming increasingly common in dispute resolution procedures, whether via eBay or in formal court litigation procedures.

Executors: who to choose (Pt.1)

Aug 29, 2018

The Executors are the people who will administer your estate after you pass away. Therefore it goes without saying that they should be trustworthy and competent.

Why a cheap Will may cost you

Aug 29, 2018

It has emerged that many people have been affected by hidden charges after being sold low cost Wills. This has reportedly affected 1.5m people.

Introducing Rhiannon Lanning, our new Private Client Paralegal

Jul 31, 2018

Rhiannon joined Barrett and Co in August 2015 as a Legal Support Assistant, primarily supporting the Private Client department. Some of you may remember Rhiannon from her early Private Client days, and indeed from her assistance in other departments across the firm.

Shall I put my home in my children’s names?

Jul 31, 2018

In the Private Client department our clients often ask us whether putting their home into the names of their adult children would be a good idea.

Could your Enduring power be upgraded to a Lasting power?

Jun 22, 2018

A Power of Attorney is a document whereby an individual, the “Donor”, appoints individuals or professionals to act on their behalf when they are unable to act for themselves, known as the “Attorneys”.

Divorce and the 50:50 split of financial assets

Feb 28, 2018

There has been recent press coverage of couples in multi-million divorce settlements where one spouse has tried to obtain 50% of the assets from the other spouse. There has been a growing assumption in recent years that this is the entitlement. However, the Court’s starting point in any financial settlement is to look at the statutory criteria laid down by s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

The Kitchen Table space- the best place to start

Dec 21, 2017

When a couple makes the difficult decision to commence a separation or divorce there are lots of ways in which this can be done, perhaps the most amicable of which, is the kitchen table.

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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