Bartons' Marine Department Gets Top Recognition

Bartons’ Marine Department was delighted to be recognised by The Law Society in the Excellence in Client Service category at the prestigious Excellence Awards ceremony, which took place in October 2019. The awards celebrate the hard work…
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A way round the delay!

Due to a ‘perfect storm’ of staffing cuts, a change to their systems and reports of an increase in fees (which never materialised) the Probate Registry are currently dealing with a substantial backlog in applications. The additional time…

Bartons' Marine Team Retain Legal 500 Top Tier Ranking

Bartons solicitors’ Marine team has again secured its ranking in the prestigious legal directory, The Legal 500 UK 2020.  The directory analyses the capabilities of law firms across the world and undertakes comprehensive research with clients…

After Insolvency – Claims Against Directors and Reviewable Transactions

After the dust has settled on the repatriation of the 150,000 holiday makers left stranded in the wake of the collapse of Thomas Cook, the focus of the liquidators, the government Business & Insolvency Service (BIS) and the media is likely…

Collapse of Thomas Cook – Protection For Consumers

As of 23 September 2019, Thomas Cook ceased trading with immediate effect. This means that all holidays and flights provided by this company are now cancelled. For everyone who is currently travelling or due to travel with Thomas Cook, the most…

Plymouth’s Bartons Solicitors Marine Department shortlisted for prestigious legal award

Bartons’ Marine Department have been shortlisted in the Excellence in Client Service category for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards 2019, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. The Plymouth based Marine…

South West law firm makes new appointments

Bartons Solicitors, a long established multi discipline law firm with four offices based in Devon and Bristol, has appointed two new Directors, Ian Spencer and Roseanna McNally, to further strengthen the team and manage ongoing growth.   Bartons’…

Barn Conversions – Escaping Overage

With the intention to relax the planning restrictions on certain types of development, the current government has increased the scope of Permitted Development Rights (“PDR”). Historically, PDR mainly related to domestic changes but the…

Holiday Lettings - Common Restrictive Covenants in the South Hams

Around 3.4 million UK citizens have additional properties that they leave empty as an investment or use as holiday homes. In the South West, we have a much higher proportion of second or holiday homes, particularly in South Hams hotspots such…