Articles


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.

Jane's attendances at the Law Commission and Law Society last month

Aug 26, 2016

Last month, as part of her role as Chair of the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee, Jane Whitfield organised the Committee’s annual dinner which was held at the Law Society in Chancery Lane, London

Meet our new team members

Jul 22, 2016

We are pleased to announce the arrival of two new starters to our team at Barrett and Co in Reading, Asma Khan in our Residential Property department and Chris Miller who is the new trainee solicitor in our Private Client department.

Hilary's presentation at Age Concern in Twyford

Jul 14, 2016

On 15 June, at the request of Gordon Holmes, the centre manager at the Twyford Age Concern Centre, Hilary Buckle presented a talk to the group about Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Jane's talks at the WI

Jun 23, 2016

Our Private Client team regularly visits Berkshire-based groups to speak about about wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney and much more.

Right of elderly woman to leave her home to whomever she wishes upheld

Jun 16, 2016

Family disputes over inheritance are sadly common and blight the lives of many elderly people. That was certainly so in the case of an 85-year-old woman whose daughter and son-in-law claimed that she was legally obliged to leave her home to them in her Will.

A familiar face at the Chelsea Flower Show

Jun 16, 2016

Clients who visited the Chelsea Flower show on the morning of Bank Holiday Saturday may have been intrigued to see a familiar person standing in the winning show garden talking to members of the public!

Guardianship - the facts

Apr 20, 2016

One of the major decisions as a parent is choosing someone to look after your child if you and your spouse/partner die before your child is 18 years old.

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 info@barrettandco.co.uk 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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