In Part 2 of a series on Litigation and the Courts. Dispute Resolution Solicitor Chris Miller reviews some of the key procedural changes put in place to assist litigators.  As we begin to emerge from the coronavirus lockdown and start the slow journey back towards “normality”, it is likely that Court proceedings will also begin…

As lockdown continues to be eased, there are various reasons why you may be looking to take employees off furlough. You have more work than you had initially predicted or you need temporary cover for anyone who has become ill or needs to self-isolate. You may even be looking to implement a phased return in…

In the first of a two part series, Litigation Solicitor Chris Miller looks at how the civil Courts are continuing to operate during the coronavirus pandemic.  The effects of the ongoing coronavirus are being felt in every corner of society, and the Courts and tribunals of the UK are no exception. Although the UK has…

Many of us watched the Prime Minister’s statement last Sunday (10th May 2020), which indicated a relaxation to the lockdown provisions, for some employers in certain areas in the country. One of the boosts that we are now likely to see is in the housing market as, from Wednesday 13th May, anyone in England can…

If you have lost someone close to you during this pandemic then, like me, you may find it particularly difficult hearing the statistics on the news about the number of deaths from COVID-19 and the number of new cases. To us, it has nothing to do with numbers, and everything to do with losing that…

Many people choose to include simple funeral wishes within their Will.  If you have detailed wishes, we recommend that you write a Letter of Instruction to cover the type and detail of the service that you would want. Some people also list the hymns and/or music to be played. In a Will, funeral instructions are…

Covid-19 has brought many difficulties this year. For separated parents there may have been disagreements with current child arrangements. On 24th April 2020, Cafcass launched their co-parent hub to try to provide parents with online tools to co-parent effectively during lockdown and the ongoing future.    How does it work? Parents who wish to use…

This article was written on Thursday 30 April 2020, which is Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday. Everyone at Barrett & Co wishes Captain Tom an incredibly happy birthday, and congratulates him for his incredible fundraising efforts for the NHS charities. The BBC this morning called Captain Tom the “heartbeat of the nation”. But how did…

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has brought about monumental changes in our usual habits and behaviours and whilst the social distancing and self-isolation shielding may have helped to reduce the spread of the virus, it has also resulted in some people struggling to manage day to day tasks.  Going to the shops to buy groceries, visiting…

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