We can assist you in arranging your personal and financial affairs both today and for the future.

We can advise you on any decisions you may need to make about financial matters for yourself or someone else and assist you in times of personal difficulty.

Making a Will or a Trust is your opportunity to ensure your assets pass to the people you wish to receive them. Get it right and you can reduce the amount of tax you might otherwise pay. It is also important to think about how setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney might help if you become unable to manage your affairs due to illness or infirmity.

We can help you with the following:

    • Probate and the administration of estates including;
    • Disputed probate issues
    • Estates with foreign assets
    • Intestacy (where a person dies without a valid will)
    • Deeds of Variation
    • Lasting Powers of Attorney for both financial and health & welfare matters
    • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
    • Court of Protection applications for financial and health & welfare matters
    • Wills and Trusts including;
      • Wills for singles and couples
      • Wills incorporating trusts for special circumstances
      • Statutory wills for people who have lost capacity
      • Inheritance Tax planning
      • Lifetime trusts
      • Will trusts
  • Advising elderly clients on matters including;
    • Information on care at home
    • Claiming benefits
    • NHS continuing healthcare funding
  • Financial abuse of vulnerable people
  • Will Aid

Get in touch

For further information or to arrange an appointment with one of our solicitors please call or email our Private Client team. We can meet you at our offices in Reading, Berkshire, but please let us know if Reading is not convenient for you as we can arrange to meet you at your home.

Making things simple

Our Private Client team, headed by Hilary Buckle, can unravel the complexities and ensure that everything is in order both during and after your lifetime.

With the help of Solicitors, Jane Whitfield and Charlotte Fox, Hilary and her team can give you advice on a wide range of personal and financial matters, including planning for future care and advising on difficult probate matters.

  • review rating 5  Barrett and Co has been our family solicitors for over 20 years for various legal matters, including, immigration, purchasing properties, tenancy disputes, wills and recently employment related matters. This includes our extended family too. We would without any hesitation recommend Barrett and Co and in particular, Justin Sadler and his team for legal matters. Very helpful team of solicitors, knowledgable, friendly and understanding. On every occasion, from the initial contact to the resolution, it’s always a pleasure to work with them and no complaints at all. Easy to contact, updates where needed and the charges are well explained and reasonable too. Even though we live in Ascot, we find it easy to do most of the paperwork remotely and only visit the branch when it’s absolutely necessary. Thanks again and a very happy client.

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    5/20/2019
  • review rating 5  I would definitely recommend Barrett and co-solicitors to anyone! I recently engaged Charlotte Fox to get a will put together and I must say that Charlotte made it an fast, effortless and painless process for me.. pricing was very competitive and I received regular communication and some great advice from her that ensured the will represented exactly what I needed. I have used other solicitors in Caversham in the past and I must say my experience with Barrett and co has been the best by far.

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    5/11/2019
  • review rating 5  I found these solicitors very helpful in drawing up my will. First class service and a pleasure to deal with.

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    5/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Not having spoken with Solicitors for many years we viewed our visit to Barrett and Co. with some trepidation but were completely put as ease by both Charlotte's with the advice and understanding given by them when requiring advice on changing our Wills and other associated matters. These matters were discussed thoroughly with ourselves throughout and completed very promptly. We would certainly recommend their services and have no hesitation in using them again, should the need arise.

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    5/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Charlotte Fox handled my father’s Will in a professional and timely way. I would recommend them as solicitors for their excellent service

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    4/17/2019
  • review rating 5  Excellent service and advice I would certainly use Barrett and Co again. Justin was very professional and knowledgable enabling me to achieve my desired outcome and cannot thank him enough. N

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    3/25/2019
  • review rating 5  Highly recommended solicitors. Our experience of using Barrett and Co has been very positive, responses have always been on time and informative. We won't hesitate to use again should we need to.

    thumb Katie Defrates
    3/21/2019
  • review rating 5  I found Barrett and Co to be extremely helpful during a very stressful time. Paul and his trainee Nicholas were always quick to answer any questions I had and never failed to reassure me. I am glad I put my trust in them and would wholeheartedly recommend their services to others.

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