Articles


Barrett & Co Bake for the Alzheimer’s Society

Jun 27, 2017

On Thursday 15th June Barrett and Co took part in the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day which, due to our keen bakers, lasted not one but three days!

Probate Fee increase dropped due to General Election

May 19, 2017

The planned changes to Probate fees, which would have seen charges of up to £20,000 for the largest estates, have been dropped due to the forthcoming General Election.

Court of Protection Involvement After Death

Mar 31, 2017

Hilary Buckle looks at the steps that need to be taken when a person subject to a Court of Protection a deputyship order, dies.

Joint Tenants vs Tenants in Common

Mar 28, 2017

Jane Whitfield explains the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common in the co-ownership of land.

Barrett & Co's Jane Whitfield on BBC Radio

Feb 28, 2017

Barrett & Co Private Client solicitor Jane Whitfield shares her legal expertise with Eddie Mair on BBC Radio 4's PM and BBC Radio Berkshire's Sarah Walker.

Inheritance Disputes Reach Record High [Podcast]

Dec 14, 2016

When someone dies, the usual main asset is a property. And the rise in property prices means that the value of a typical estate is higher than ever.

Deputyship and The Court of Protection: Protecting Vulnerable Clients

Nov 01, 2016

In her second article this month, Hilary Buckle, Head of Private Client, examines the options for concerned friends and relatives when potential welfare issues are identified, but a person already lacks capacity.

Financial Elder Abuse

Nov 01, 2016

In the first of a series of articles about protecting elderly clients, Hilary Buckle, head of the Private Client Department discusses the signs of financial abuse of elderly clients.

£3,975 Will Aid Donation to Christian Aid

Nov 01, 2016

On 25th October 2016, Laura Mead of Christian Aid visited our Private Client Department to acknowledge and thank us for our participation in the 2015 Will Aid scheme, when we raised £3,975.

Charlotte Mckenty qualifies into our Private Client Department

Aug 26, 2016

We are pleased to confirm that Charlotte Mckenty has now qualified as a solicitor within our Private Client Department.

Welcome to the Barrett and Co Articles Library, here you will find articles on many relevant and interesting topics. This section will be updated every few months so check back regularly. If you have any suggestions for articles please email [email protected] or use the Contact Form on the right.

Please note that whilst we make every effort to make sure that these articles reflect the law at the time they are written, they are not maintained as the law is constantly changing and affects each person or business in different ways. If you require specific advice on a matter please call our office or email the relevant solicitor and they will be happy to assist you.

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