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…

At Barrett & Co we are proud to have on board, two highly qualified conveyancers, Alan and Richard. Between them, Alan and Richard handle all our residential conveyancing work thoroughly and efficiently, supervising their team of support staff and working hard to ensure that every transaction proceeds as swiftly as possible. It is quite unusual,…

Equity release refers to a range of products that allow clients to access the equity (cash) tied up in their home if they are aged over the age of 55.  Clients can take the money released as a lump sum; in several smaller amounts; or a combination of both. There are generally two equity release…

This article deals with those who act in a representative capacity for a house owner, as their attorney or deputy. Selling under a Power of Attorney It is important to be aware of the extent of your powers, which will be defined by the type of Power of Attorney you have, and any specific directions…

What is shared ownership? Shared ownership is a scheme under which the buyer can purchase a share of a property and pay rent on the remainder. The part on which the buyer pays rent, remains in the ownership of the landlord. As time goes on, the buyer can acquire increasing shares in the property by…

On a hot and sunny June afternoon, Martin Reynolds, Charlotte Fox and Nick Buckle competed in the JLL Property Triathlon at Dorney Lake. The Triathlon took place throughout the day with waves of competitors setting off every half an hour all in aid of Crisis, a charity aimed at eliminating homelessness. After a gruelling race…

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