Many of us decide to start a new year with a New Years Resolution; it may be to eat less chocolate, try out a new craft or to exercise more. The staff at Barrett & Co are no exception. In January 2021, our Private Client Solicitor Charlotte Corcoran decided to challenge herself and signed up…

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…

Barrett & Co has been awarded the top legal prize from the Law Society. Here is the press release: Local legal firm Barrett and Co Solicitors LLP has been awarded the top prize at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales. The event – held virtually…

At the start of September 2020, the Private Client department expanded with Charlotte Corcoran qualifying from Trainee Solicitor to Solicitor. Having qualified, Charlotte joined the Private Client team to work alongside Hilary Buckle, Jane Whitfield, Vanessa Ruparel and Juliette Spanner on various matters including Wills, Probates, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Charlotte has a…

Barrett and Co Solicitors are finalists in the Law Society Excellence awards for Private Client work. We are extremely proud of our Private Client legal team which has been officially shortlisted for the prestigious Law Society Excellence Award, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales! If you would like to see our…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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