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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.

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.

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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