There are two kinds of Power of Attorney that are commonly used today, Enduring and Lasting, and both must be registered before they will be recognised by organisations with which an Attorney might need to communicate. The registration process differs hugely between the two kinds of document and, thankfully, has become a much more straightforward…

2018 has been a successful year for Barrett & Co and a year of great change with office moves, new starters, Trainee Solicitors qualifying and numerous new clients coming through our doors. We have been extremely grateful to all of our clients that have shared their views about us on social media and websites providing…

Barrett & Co are delighted to announce that they have promoted senior solicitor Jane Whitfield to become the firm’s Head of Trusts and Charities. Jane has extensive charity law experience and was one of the co-authors of the 3rd Edition of “Charities as Beneficiaries”, published by the Private Client Section of the Law Society and…

For many separated or divorcing families, this Christmas may be the first major holiday where everyone is living separately. Organising time with your family can become complicated and this can lead to tensions between parents and children alike. The fundamental advice is that, wherever possible, do try to keep all arrangements for seeing the children…

If you have entered into and won in a Court case, then you will know how satisfying it can be if a judgement is obtained in your favour against your opponent. However, what happens when this victory is cut short when your opponent, the now debtor, does not pay? A judgement can be “enforced” to…

Clients often come to us having been handed a wad of paper, full of legal jargon, conspicuously titled “settlement agreement”. This can be an unnerving moment, even when it is expected. So, what is a settlement agreement? Put simply, a settlement agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee to compromise an employee’s…

Jess Varnish v British Cycling and UK Sport The long running dispute between Jess Varnish and British Cycling/UK Sport is to be heard before Manchester Employment Tribunal next week, with Varnish having begun legal proceedings after claiming that she was dropped from the UK’s elite cycling programme after failing to qualify for the 2016 Rio…

In our October newsletter we mentioned that Google Reviews are an invaluable way of not only meeting new clients, but also ensuring that our current clients feel satisfied that the work we have done, or continue to do, is of a great standard. We therefore asked our readers if they could spare a moment and…

The Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993), introduced the right for tenants to request an extension on their existing tenancy. The Act gives eligible tenants the right to request a lease extension from their landlord with a payment of a premium and a peppercorn rent. There are two ways of obtaining…

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…

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