Vanessa joined Barrett & Co as a Solicitor in February 2019 working in particular on the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and the administration of estates. She has previously worked as a private client paralegal and during her training contract completed a double seat in private client work.   After a career as a…

Rebecca is a trainee solicitor in our Private Client department, which she initially joined as an assistant in May 2019 and then progressed on to trainee solicitor in January 2020.  Originally from the North of England, Rebecca studied at both the University of Lincoln and the University of Sheffield ; where she gained a Master’s…

Charlotte is one of our Solicitors in the ever-expanding Private Client Team. She joined the firm in 2013, where she started as a legal support assistant before progressing to trainee solicitor and then solicitor. She is heavily involved in the marketing of the firm and took on the role of Marketing Manager at the beginning…

Jane is Head of Trusts & Charities at Barrett & Co and is also President of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Law Society for 2019-2021. In this article, she describes both her work and the things that get her up in the morning. I qualified as a solicitor in 2000, when Tony Blair was the…

Megan (affectionately known as Megs) is a senior legal support assistant and assists the private client team and the firm at large.  Megan is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and in 1992 she embarked on a ‘working holiday’ to the UK, where she met her English husband and they then both travelled and worked in the…

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…

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