Piers Galton-Becque Piers joined Barrett & Co in August 2018 as the Commercial department’s Legal Support Assistant before becoming a trainee solicitor in December 2018. He studied Law at Reading University graduating in 2017 before completing the LPC along with a Master’s in Law & Business, where he obtained a Commendation. Piers has worked for…

It’s very hard sometimes to keep up with all the legal implications of running a business. That’s why helping business owners with their contracts of employment and Statutory Sick Pay policies keeps me busy… So here’s a quick and brief summary for you on Statutory Sick Pay and who is entitled to it and when….

Ah golf.  That sport (? – pastime) much beloved of aspiring professionals. Capable of taking up infinite amounts of two things which for any working person are in short supply: time and money.  And for what? For what indeed. Few things can compare to the pleasure of standing over a stationary golf ball on a…

Nick Buckle has been given the chance to run for the London Legal Support Trust at the Big Half Marathon on 10 March 2019. The half marathon, also know as the Vitality Half, is held in London and is in its second year. It was heavily publicised at its conception and as such, it has…

The long-awaited Supreme Court decision as to whether a landlord can succeed under Section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 has decided that in the case of S Franses Limited v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited 2018 where the Court unanimously allowed the tenant’s appeal in the much anticipated decision on the meaning…

The Government have recently announced a draft bill which would stop alleged abusive ex-partners from cross examining their victims. This practice, which had been banned in the Criminal Courts, but not in the family Courts, occurred when the defendant did not have legal representation. The Criminal Courts could however make Orders which would prevent the…

When an owner of commercial business premises agrees to grant permission for those premises to be occupied by a third party, it is important to consider whether the occupation should be on the basis of a lease, a licence or a tenancy at will, as each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. Firstly, we…

To get into the Christmas spirit in the final week before Christmas we held our own bake off. The rules were simple, to bake something with a Christmassy theme. This year we had eight entrants including 2017’s winner, our Senior Partner, Hilary Buckle. Throughout the week there was an array of delicious bakes, including coconut…

Administering the Estate of a loved one or friend can be an extremely challenging experience, particularly when acting without legal advice. We have therefore outlined a few points of interest that may assist you along the way. If you would like to discuss the administration of an Estate with a member of our team then…

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…

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