A huge well done to Charlotte Corcoran, Chris Miller, Ella Dalton and Rebecca Rai for taking part in the Reading Legal Walk 2020. The walk took place after work on 16th September 2020, and consisted of a 10km route around Reading with the aid of raising money for local advice centres in the Reading and…

Press release from the Law Society Awards: Reading-based Barrett and Co Solicitors could be celebrating winning a national legal award next month, thanks to their ever-growing expertise in private client work. Their Private Client legal team has been  shortlisted  for the prestigious Law Society Excellence Award, the highest accolade for law firms in England and…

Hilary has been with the firm now for 25 years and is the longest serving member of Barrett & Co, hence any queries about issues arising in the past tend to head in her direction! Hilary read law at University College London and after training and working in London initially, was a salaried partner with…

The Government has recently announced that there will be an extension of the amount of notice which must be given to tenants prior to the issue of the vast majority of possession claims.  Since the national lockdown was implemented in late March 2020, the notice period for virtually all new proceedings has been three months….

Ella joined Barrett & Co in August 2019 as a Legal Support Assistant and works closely with all members of the Private Client Team. During her day, Ella undertakes a variety of different tasks including taking new enquiries, typing letters, witnessing Wills, and dealing with the day to day administration of files.  Ella studied for…

It is important to have a plan in place for your business and here is some guidance depending upon how you trade.   If you are a sole trader Your sole trader business may include the intangible asset of goodwill.  As many sole trader businesses are fundamentally “you”, i.e. people deal with you for your particular…

If you own and manage a family-owned business, then understandably the vast majority of your time will be spent ensuring that your business runs well and is profitable. This is inevitably a demanding task, so it is perfectly understandable that some significant tax considerations risk being overlooked. The way that family-owned businesses are taxed is…

During the administration of an estate, all assets and liabilities of the deceased must be investigated and declared to HMRC. This includes business interests. This can be a burdensome challenge for executors to deal with as estates which contain businesses are generally more complex. This challenge is multiplied if the estate has become the subject…

Whether you like him or loathe him Alan Sugar is one example of a British business mogul who has built himself up from a one-man market trader to an international billionaire business tycoon and is now the face of a plethora of business ventures. But following Lord Sugar’s health scare last year (from which luckily…

Juliette (less formally known as Jules) initially went to University in Southampton and obtained a degree in Journalism before moving to Oxfordshire and embarking on her legal career, studying with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.  Before joining Barrett and Co, Juliette previously worked for regional law firms in Didcot, Wallingford, and Oxford.  Juliette specialises…

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