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…

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…

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…

In court cases, bundles of documents are prepared in support of each party’s argument, and made available to the other side and to the court.  Questions may sometimes arise as to the validity of the documents and paperwork submitted.   Parties will generally produce digital documents, such as bank statements, to prove that what they are…

Nicholas Buckle (Nick) joined Barrett & Co as a Trainee Solicitor in January 2018 before qualifying into the contentious probate team in January 2020. Nick works on a broad range of contentious probate matters including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, probate claims and disputes involving personal representatives.  Nick previously…

Our mantra at Barrett & Co Solicitors is to ensure that our clients’ experience with us is the best that it can be. We always encourage our clients to provide us with feedback both during and after their transaction, so we can continuously learn and improve our services. Our clients’ positive feedback on our professional…

This is a term which people often use very loosely, and often think is very easy to do: but changing a name on the title deeds is something which should be approached with extreme caution. The issue usually arises after someone has passed away; but often, during their lifetime, the owner of a property or…

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