Barsby legal

Welcome to a new approach to explaining the law. At Barsby legal we produce guidance, in print and other media, which is clear and practical, written primarily for non-lawyers and presented in our unique style.

Coming soon:  our Live Law series will take our work to a new level, with instant online access to videos, accompanied by written notes, designed to show you quickly and clearly how the law works.

Printed books

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Tenures of Land & Customs of Manors

ISBN 0 9521625 5 5 | 1999 | 5th Edition | Hardback | 520 pages | £75 inc. p+p within the UK

First published in 1679, the book – often known as Blount’s Jocular Tenures – proved to be an enduring success. It records the terms on which land was held under the feudal system,, and associated manorial customs.

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Private Roads & Estates: a Guide for Residents (one copy)

ISBN 978-0-9544716-6-0 | 2015 | Paperback | 25 pages | £3 inc. p+p within the UK

The ideal introduction to the issues which arise in private roads, and the need for an organised response by residents. An ideal quick reference for committee members, and indeed residents generally; and an essential guide for anyone thinking of buying a house in a private road.

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Private Roads:  The Legal Framework:  5th ed.

Private Roads: The Legal Framework 5th edition

ISBN 978-0-9544716-4-4 | 2013 | Paperback | x + 176 pages | £45 inc. p+p within the UK

First published in 1993, Private Roads: The Legal Framework is the indispensible guide to the law for residents in private roads, local government, developers, practitioners and all others concerned with this area of the law.

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Live law

Property law

Live Law will guide you through key legal issues which affect landowners in England and Wales. Each section can be bought separately, so you can focus on the issues affecting you.

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Constitutional law

Voting, the courts etc.

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Latest news

Mediation

Mediation

Mediation is now well-established in the UK as a successful form of dispute-resolution.  What is not always appreciated is how fully developed mediation is in the USA.  There, mediation can be “evaluative” (mediator takes a positive role, assessing the merits of the opposing cases);  “transformative” (mediator reconciles the parties before attempting to resolve the dispute);  or […]


Posted on May 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Latest news

Insurance booklet

Insurance booklet

We’ve now added our booklet Insurance for Private Roads & Estates to our shop.  You can buy single copies, or packs of 5 or 10 copies at discounted prices.  The booklet sets out to explain, as briefly and clearly as possible, why residents’ associations in private roads need insurance, and what the different forms of cover […]


Posted on May 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Latest news

Private roads booklet

Private roads booklet

Our new booklet, Private Roads & Estates:  a Guide for Residents is now available on this website.  The cost is £3 for a single copy;  £7 for 5 copies and £9 for 10 copies.  The ideal introduction for residents, committee members, and anyone thinking of buying property in a private road.


Posted on October 10th, 2015 | Categories: Latest news