Articles


Introducing Rhiannon Lanning, our new Private Client Paralegal

Jul 31, 2018

Rhiannon joined Barrett and Co in August 2015 as a Legal Support Assistant, primarily supporting the Private Client department. Some of you may remember Rhiannon from her early Private Client days, and indeed from her assistance in other departments across the firm.

Shall I put my home in my children’s names?

Jul 31, 2018

In the Private Client department our clients often ask us whether putting their home into the names of their adult children would be a good idea.

Could your Enduring power be upgraded to a Lasting power?

Jun 22, 2018

A Power of Attorney is a document whereby an individual, the “Donor”, appoints individuals or professionals to act on their behalf when they are unable to act for themselves, known as the “Attorneys”.

Divorce and the 50:50 split of financial assets

Feb 28, 2018

There has been recent press coverage of couples in multi-million divorce settlements where one spouse has tried to obtain 50% of the assets from the other spouse. There has been a growing assumption in recent years that this is the entitlement. However, the Court’s starting point in any financial settlement is to look at the statutory criteria laid down by s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

The Kitchen Table space- the best place to start

Dec 21, 2017

When a couple makes the difficult decision to commence a separation or divorce there are lots of ways in which this can be done, perhaps the most amicable of which, is the kitchen table.

How professional Executors can benefit you and your family

Dec 21, 2017

When thinking about your Will, it can be very difficult to decide who you would like to act as your Executors. An Executor completes all the administrative tasks associated with your death, including applying for probate and distributing your assets to the beneficiaries of your Will. There are certain situations where it might be beneficial to appoint a solicitor as your Executor.

The Private Client Team makes an appearance on Thames Valley Television

Nov 27, 2017

At the end of October two members of our Private Client team, Hilary Buckle and Charlotte Fox featured on ‘That’s Thames Valley’ to promote Will Aid and the importance of making a Will.

The Private Client Team prepares for Will Aid 2017

Oct 18, 2017

Barrett and Co is once again participating in Will Aid this year; last year the firm raised £5,260 and were named as top donating solicitors for a small law firm. The firm is proud to be taking part in the scheme again this year and the Department has already scheduled around 30 appointments during the month of November. They hope to meet many new clients during the course of the month as well as helping to raise valuable funds to support this worthwhile cause.

How to Reduce Tension in Family Proceedings

Oct 16, 2017

Under the current system, avoiding some level of court involvement during a divorce is impossible. However, while it is the court that formalises the process, it is possible to resolve the majority of issues amicably and by consent. This not only provides the parties with more control over the outcome, but can also save tens of thousands of pounds in legal fees. Here, we present our top tips for reducing tension in family proceedings:

Business LPAs - How to protect your business and give you peace of mind

Sep 26, 2017

As a business owner, it is important to consider what would happen if you were unable to make decisions and how this would affect the running of the business.

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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