Articles


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.

The difference between exchange and completion

Aug 29, 2018

As anyone who has been involved in buying or selling a house will know, two of the key stages in any conveyancing transaction are the point of exchange and the point of completion. These two milestones mark key points in the transaction, but while they may appear to be very similar in legal terms they have different purposes and effects.

Chris Miller has qualified as a Solicitor

Aug 29, 2018

Barrett & Co are delighted to confirm that Chris Miller has qualified as a Solicitor with the firm after completing his training contract in July.

If your relationship breaks down you have options

Aug 29, 2018

Anyone who is either going through or thinking about their options in terms of family separation or divorce, will need to have time to think about their options for the future.

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.

Do not publish my photo without my permission!

Aug 29, 2018

On 7 August 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its judgment on a case in which it ruled that the posting on a website of a photograph, that was freely accessible on another website with the consent of the author, requires a new authorisation by that author.

Will you ever be called to Jury Service?

Aug 29, 2018

The chances of being called for jury service at least once in your lifetime are around 40%. The general rule is that you must do jury service when you are sent a jury summons, but you may be allowed to delay it for up to 12 months. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not reply or turn up for your jury service.

Could Owens v Owens decision lead to no-fault divorce?

Aug 29, 2018

The Supreme Court judgement in Owens v Owens was handed down on 25th July 2018. The appeal by Mrs Owens was reluctantly unanimously dismissed.

The Legal Excellence Awards Were a Great Success

Aug 01, 2018

Jane Whitfield (pictured, second from the left), a Senior Solicitor in our Private Client department, was part of a dynamic team of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Law Society’s Executive Committee that masterminded the annual Legal Excellence Awards ceremony, which this year took place on 15 June 2018 at The Spires Hotel in Oxford.

Barrett & Co compete in the JLL Triathlon!

Jul 31, 2018

On 29th June 2018 Martin Reynolds, Imran Choudhary and Nick Buckle took part in the JLL Property Triathlon at Dorney Lake.

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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