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Leading Reading law firm Barrett & Co announces the promotion of 3 lawyers to the partnership. The new partners are from all three of the firm’s market-leading areas of Private Client, Dispute Resolution and Conveyancing. Charlotte Fox, Chris Miller and Richard Ince, have been promoted, just as the firm grows at its new head office…

This is a question we are asked frequently at Barrett and Co. This is usually due to concerns about the costs of care as our clients become older, or perhaps fears that their home would have to be sold to pay Inheritance Tax on their death. Naturally, our clients want to preserve their home for…

Barrett and Co are pleased to welcome our new Paralegals, Charlotte Butcher and Kanchana Kumari to the Team.  Less than a month before moving to Reading, Charlotte started her new role as a Paralegal in the Company and Commercial department. Prior to her move, Charlotte lived in various cities around the UK, including Cambridge and…

As our children are heading back to school and university, and home-working with a full house becomes a distant memory, now is as good a time as any to take the opportunity to review our financial and personal affairs. September is often a time for families to get organised for the future; with children progressing…

HM Revenue & Customs has reported that total inheritance tax receipts were £5.35 bn for the 2020/2021 financial year. This is a 3.68% rise from the previous year. In the tax year 2018 to 2019, London and the South East accounted for 53% of the total inheritance tax charged across England.  The average tax paying…

We are pleased to welcome Zoe Bowers as our new Private Client Paralegal. Zoe started her new role just one week after her big move to Reading from Stoke-on-Trent. She is definitely not a stranger to relocating, having lived in 4 different Asian countries growing up. Zoe says she has adapted quite quickly and is…

The old saying goes that there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. Therefore, with this in mind, it makes sense why so many of us want to ensure that after we die, our hard-earned assets are passed to the people who mean the most to us. Although Barrett & Co recommends that…

We are delighted to confirm that Charlotte Fox, one of our solicitors in the Private Client team, has now returned from taking a year of maternity leave. Charlotte and her husband, Will, welcomed their baby girl, Emelia, into the world on 3rd April 2020 and have been kept on their toes ever since! Emelia, known…

For those who have had to undertake the task of obtaining a Grant of Probate recently, you may have noticed that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic seems to be affecting turnaround times on various key parts of the process, right from the start with the “Tell Us Once” government service, all the way through to the…

In response to increasing demand for our Private Client services, Barrett & Co is delighted to make a new partner announcement. Senior Solicitor, Jane Whitfield, has stepped up as the firm seeks to develop further the specialist area in which Jane practises. Senior Partner, Hilary Buckle, said of Jane’s promotion: “In this incredibly unsettling and…

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