Many of our clients after having their Wills drawn up by our team return to our offices in Reading to get them signed and witnessed. Some may wonder if it is worth the trek through the increasingly busy city centre, just to sign a document! But, the benefit of doing so ensures that your newly…

Find out here if you have been affected by new rules introduced on 1st August 2018. New rules were introduced on 1st August 2018 which extend existing rules about automatic disqualification of charity trustees and senior management positions within charities. Before 1st August, the range of reasons for disqualifying a charity trustee were reasonably narrow,…

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…

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. Some contracts or areas of law require the parties to first attempt ADR, and it is general court policy to encourage parties to attempt ADR.  There can be significant cost…

As part of the conveyancing process we normally get asked by our clients why they have to answer further enquiries about the property they are selling when they feel they have already answered them, or they feel the question has such an obvious answer that it should not be asked in the first place. Clients…

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. This is usually due to concerns about costs of care as they become elderly and the idea that their home might be “taken” by the government for Inheritance Tax…

Many charities these days are struggling to recruit new trustees. People are busy and becoming a charity trustee comes with unique responsibilities. If your charity has identified a need for new trustees then the next step is to find potential trustees. Vacancies arise for a number of reasons. Sometimes it is because trustees have resigned,…

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. It’s often not taken into consideration as it may be the start of a newly formed company purchasing property for example where everything is agreed…

The Family Court of England and Wales is not bound by a pre-nuptial agreement when deciding how marital assets should be divided in financial proceedings. A pre-nuptial agreement is a legal agreement made between two individuals before their marriage has taken place. The agreement usually sets out how the couple wish their assets to be…

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. You will be able to walk away with…

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