You may have never heard of this acronym being used but it is an important one in the context of contentious probate and trust matters, especially if you are considering who will represent you. ACTAPS stands for the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and was founded around 20 years ago with various objectives…

One positive outcome of the current crisis is observing how many individuals and organisations have come together to assist those in need. At Barrett & Co we are proud of how our members of staff have rallied round to help our vulnerable clients, in whatever way they can. For example, team members have been regularly…

As we continue through these uncertain times many people have started to think about their future and getting their affairs in order, so much so that new instructions for Wills have apparently risen by 30%! However, Coronavirus places some obstacles in the process of completing a new will.  The Will Act 1837 states that in…

Our mantra at Barrett & Co Solicitors is to ensure that our clients’ experience with us is the best that it can be. We always encourage our clients to provide us with feedback both during and after their transaction, so we can continuously learn and improve our services. Our clients’ positive feedback on our professional…

With most of us now working from home, we have found some ‘helpers’ who provide us with love and attention. In these difficult times who can resist these beautiful cats. Can you work out which cat belongs to which team member? Further Reading: Hilary Buckle Nominated for Invesco Business Award Barrett & Co’s Festive Treasure…

Senior Partner and head of our ever-growing Private Client team, Hilary Buckle, was nominated for the Invesco Women in Business Award at the Sue Ryder Southern Women of Achievement Awards! The 14th annual awards, which were held on 13th March 2020 aimed to recognise and celebrate incredible women from across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire whilst…

Barrett & Co are pleased to confirm that we have put structures in place to minimise any potential disruption to the provision of legal services to our clients during the current outbreak. Our solicitors are able to work remotely from home via our secure network as and when necessary, and therefore we shall do our…

Richard Ince is one of the top three property solicitors according to independent website Three Best Rated. The independent Three Best Rated website takes into account a huge range of factors when deciding to award a Top Rated label. One of those factors is the number of reviews and testimonials a solicitor has. Barrett and…

Our increasingly busy, and therefore ever expanding, Private Client team are pleased to announce two new arrivals to the department (and one on the way!) Penny Marshall We have recently welcomed Penny Marshall as a Paralegal in the team where she is assisting the existing team in all non-contentious matters. Penny is currently working part-time…

You may well be wondering if you have read the title correctly … are Barrett & Co really a department store rather than a firm of solicitors? Many solicitors’ firms are situated close to shopping areas and this juxtaposition caused me to reflect upon the similarities between the services which solicitors provide; and the items…

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