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Further extension of the furlough scheme to 30 September The budget announced on 3rd March 2021 confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or Furlough will continue until 30 September.  The scheme covers up to 80% of an employee’s salary for the hours they do not work, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month….

Hilary Buckle from Barrett & Co Solicitors in Reading joined BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Phil Kennedy on 27th July 2020 to explain new legislation regarding the witnessing of Wills in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. She discusses the concerns of legal practitioners about the potential for coercion and the government’s decision to backdate video…

On the day the UK government introduced “Flexible Furlough”, employment law expert Justin Sadler of Barrett & Co explained the latest changes to employment regulations for businesses unable to offer full-time work to their employees. Courtesy of Mid-Morning on BBC Radio Berkshire with Sarah Walker, 1st July 2020. Barrett & Co · Everything You Need…

We are delighted to announce that Jane Whitfield, solicitor in our Private Client department, has now received her certificate confirming that she is a full member of Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP). STEP’s vision is to be the pre-eminent worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. It has grown dramatically from…

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. On 27th October 2017 ‘That’s Thames Valley’ came to our office to film Hilary and Charlotte. The segment was filmed at our…

Senior Solicitor Jane Whitfield appears on BBC News to discuss a new proposal from The Law Commission that could make Wills recorded on voicemail or text message legally binding if deemed so by a judge. This would be the first change to the Victorian law, unchanged since 1837, and could pave the way for the…

In November, Jane Whitfield contributed an article for professional financial advisers on the subject USING TRUSTS TO CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF ASSETS: The use of trusts has been receiving a mixed press recently, but establishing a trust to control the direction of assets continues to offer financial security, reduced tax liabilities find peace of mind…

Justin Sadler talks to Andrew Peach on BBC Radio Berkshire, March 16th 2017 Following a ruling by the Supreme Court, Probate expert Justin Sadler of Barrett & Co solicitors in Reading was interviewed by BBC Radio Berkshire’s Andrew Peach. This case is “groundbreaking”, says Justin, because adult children who are financially independent of the deceased…

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. BBC Radio 4 – PM – Eddie Mair Interviews Jane Whitfield 7th Feb 2017 Listeners to BBC Radio 4’s PM programme have been following Steve Hewlett’s open, honest and…

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Car Park Closed until 24th October 2021

We are fully open, however if you are visiting us in person before 24th October, our car park is temporarily out of action. We advise you to use Queens Road multi storey or other public car parks.