Seaworthiness

In March 2020, poor passage planning and inadequate systems for navigation were the root findings in two very different contexts.  The first was a judgment from the Court of Appeal, relating to the grounding of a ship in 2011.  The second…

Meet With Us By Video Link

Like most other businesses, we have now closed our offices in Kingsbridge, Totnes, Plymouth and Bristol in compliance with the Government's social distancing policy. However, all of our lawyers are able to work remotely and we are therefore…

Maintaining Client Service In Trying Times

The lockdown occasioned by the Covid-19 is without doubt the most devastating threat to transactional activity in the residential and commercial property market all of us will have seen. At Bartons we seamlessly transferred our property experts…

CONTRACTS & CORONAVIRUS

At this difficult time, it is impossible to predict the full economic impact of the Coronavirus.  Undoubtedly, everyone will be affected in some way.  Most businesses are likely to see a shock at both ends: input and output.  This will, in…

Covid 19, Some Considerations For A Landlord Of Commercial Premises

The quarter day is imminent, when many commercial tenants are due to pay rent. There are some tactical issues relating to the risk of defaulting tenants over the coming months if their businesses are affected by adverse trading conditions.   As…

Bartons Solicitors - Lexis Nexis Winners 2020

Bartons Solicitors, a regional firm, has won a prestigious national award for legal services.   The Lexis Nexis Legal Awards, formerly known as the Halsbury Legal Awards, were launched nationally in 2013 to recognise and celebrate…

Spot the Difference!

The titles ‘executor’ and ‘attorney’ are often used interchangeably but, although their roles are similar, they have very different responsibilities. An attorney is a person who has been appointed under a Lasting Power of Attorney…

Beating The System - Fines and the Fishing Industry

Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority (IFCAs) prosecution fines are unlimited. The Fishing industry is seeing higher and higher fines from the Courts year on year. BREXIT may herald greater resources and funding for fisheries enforcement…

Bartons Solicitors Marine Department Shortlisted For Customer Focus Award

Bartons are pleased to announce that the Marine Team have been shortlisted for the award for Customer Focus at the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2020. This award recognises excellence in the field of customer care and client service. The full…

Personal Injury At Sea

The sea is a hazardous environment and, despite improvements in safety and regulation, it is a sad fact that accidents will still happen.  For people who have been unfortunate enough to have been injured at sea, a claim for compensation is…