Wills, Trusts & Probate

Wills, Trusts And Probate Solicitors

At Barrett and Co, we understand the importance of planning for the future and ensuring that your assets and loved ones are protected. Our dedicated team of legal experts specialises in providing comprehensive Wills, Trusts, and Probate services in Reading and surrounding areas. Whether you are looking to create a Will, establish a trust, or need assistance with probate and estate administration, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

25+ Years

In Wills, Trusts & Probate

Why Is A Will Important?

A carefully crafted Will is essential to safeguarding your wishes and ensuring that your estate is distributed according to your intentions. Our experienced solicitors take the time to listen to your unique circumstances and objectives, tailoring your Will to reflect your desires accurately. We provide expert advice on tax-efficient estate planning, protecting your assets, and securing your family’s future through the establishment of trusts and other legal mechanisms.

What Wills, Trusts and Probate Services Do We Provide?

In addition to supporting you with your Will, we offer other complementary services that help secure your assets:

Contentious Probate

When disagreements arise over the validity of a Will or the distribution of assets, contentious probate issues can quickly become challenging and emotionally charged. Our experienced solicitors are skilled in resolving estate disputes through negotiation, mediation, or, if necessary, litigation. We strive to find amicable solutions to preserve family relationships while protecting your interests and the integrity of your loved one’s wishes.

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax can often be a significant concern when planning your estate. Our solicitors are well-versed in inheritance tax laws and can help you explore various strategies to minimise the tax burden for your heirs. We provide expert advice on available exemptions, reliefs, and tax-efficient arrangements to ensure that your loved ones receive the maximum benefit from your estate.

Lasting Power Of Attorney

Planning for potential incapacity is as crucial as planning for your estate. Our solicitors can assist you in creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), allowing you to appoint trusted individuals to make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so yourself. Having an LPA in place ensures that your affairs will be managed by someone you trust, alleviating potential burdens on your loved ones during challenging times.

Probate and Administration of Estates

The passing of a loved one is a challenging and emotional experience. Our probate solicitors offer compassionate and professional support to help you navigate the complexities of administering an estate. We handle all aspects of the probate process, including obtaining grants of probate, valuing assets, settling debts, and distributing inheritances to beneficiaries. With Barrett and Co by your side, you can be confident that the probate process will be handled efficiently and with utmost care.

Problems With Executors

If you encounter issues with an executor during the probate process, our solicitors can provide expert legal support. Whether you are an executor facing challenges in carrying out your duties or a beneficiary concerned about the conduct of an executor, we can help you navigate the complexities and protect your interests.

Services we offer


Our team take pride in offering top-notch conveyancing services, ensuring a smooth and stress-free journey

Dispute Resolution

Our dispute resolution solicitors are always on-hand to give you the best legal advice to resolve a variety of disputes.

Employment Law

Our knowledge allows us to help employees and employers navigate matters related to employment law. 

Family Law

Our team approach each case with empathy to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Contact Our Wills, Trusts & Probate Team Today

Should you need legal advice on any of the above, don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable and friendly team today. We’ll work with you to make a plan on how to get the best outcome for you and will ensure that our approach is sensitive, efficient and actionable.

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