On Friday 7th October 2016, Litigation Partner Justin Sadler attended the Ceremonial Service for the opening of the Crown Court at the start of the Judicial Year at Reading Minster on behalf of Barrett and Co. This colourful annual service is held every October  The new judicial year begins on 1st October. In attendance at the…

On 2nd October 2016 Charlotte Corcoran cycled from Buckingham Palace to Windsor in a charity event in aid of The Prince’s Trust. After several months of training and various form of fundraising, on the 2nd of October 2016, our colleague Charlotte Corcoran undertook and successfully completed the Palace to Palace Bike Ride. The event, in…

What should you do when you’re served an Advance Payment Notice by HMRC requiring payment “on account” of disputed tax liabilities pending determination of the dispute? By a decision made in August this year the European Commission concluded that the favourable tax treatment given by the Irish Government to two Irish incorporated companies owned by…

Our team completed the Reading Legal Walk on 26th September 2016 in a very respectable time of 1 hour and 33 minutes in aid of the London Legal Support Trust. Barrett and Co raised £120.00 plus gift aid. The London Legal Support Trust works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and…

When you pay rent to your landlord you need to be aware of the rights you have if there is a problem. As a tenant, you have the right to live in a home that is kept in a reasonable state of repair. The Landlord is legally responsible to maintain it under section 11 of…

A recent case has demonstrated the importance of inspecting boundaries of a property before buying it. Recent ruling reminds property buyers not to cut corners when it comes to property inspection Neighbours granted legal use of land “concealed by a fuchsia bush” Land Registry searches are a vital part of the conveyancing process and are…

Imran Choudhary joined Barrett and Co as a trainee solicitor in September 2016. Imran previously worked for corporate firm Shoosmiths for just over two years as a conveyancing paralegal. Imran grew up not far from Reading and completed his law degree at the University of Portsmouth. Imran then went on  to the University of Law in…

More often than not a divorce will have several different aspects that need to be covered such as: the divorce process itself; any child arrangements and finally the finances, which is where the phrase “clean break” can become extremely relevant. Resolving financial matters after divorce can be a lengthy process What factors affect a divorce…

This summer’s hot weather raised the issue of the law regarding temperatures in the workplace. Legal guide to minimum and maximum workplace temperatures How and why increased heat also increases workplace risk TUC calls for legal limits What is a suitable environment will depend on the nature of the activity. For example, the Chartered Institution…

Several years ago, when we were all considerably younger, I spent many hours of my time “mediating” disputes between my children arising as a result of card-based “duels” between characters from a Japanese cartoon series.  The rules of the game were, apparently, constantly changing and so complex that it was impossible to decipher who was…

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