Barry is a lawyer in our award-winning private client team.
He advises on all aspects of Wills, probate, tax planning and estate administration together with care for the elderly and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Barry is an approachable and efficient lawyer who can support his clients’ needs.
Barry’s client base includes a variety of private clients based both locally in Hertfordshire and in London. He regularly visits professional clients at their offices in London.
His experience in the administration of estates ranges from small estates through to large complex estates. He has experience in drafting deeds of variations and assisting executors with their responsibilities.
Barry advises clients who are making a Will for the first time in addition to assisting clients who regularly review their Wills in conjunction with their estate planning.
He has experience of drafting lifetime trusts, including discretionary trusts and declarations of trust.
His experience also includes the registration of enduring powers of attorney, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection applications.
Barry studied Law and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Hertfordshire. Barry qualified as solicitor in 2016 after he completed his training contract with Debenhams Ottaway and he has been working in our private client team since qualifying.
Barry previously served as a Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary before joining Debenhams Ottaway.
Barry is a member of the:
- Solicitors for the Elderly, Associate Member
- Hertfordshire Junior Lawyers Division
- Hertfordshire Law Society
- Private Client Section of The Law Society
Barry is also a Dementia Friend.
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Mr and Mrs Chasney
We felt that we were in ‘safe hands’ with someone who understood our requirements.
Reverend Caroline Brownlie
During what has been an extremely difficult period, Barry has been business like and warm. He has dealt with very sensitive matters calmly and helpfully and I would have no hesitation in recommending his work.
Barry was best aspect for me. Helpful, always answered emails quickly and explained everything clearly.
Very responsive, personal service. Excellent through all forms of communication and in person.
Barry is an excellent solicitor and by far my most positive experience of Debenhams Ottaway has been through my dealings with him. He was enduringly kind and polite, while also efficient and highly professional. He kept me informed at every stage of the process and was always open to my questions and keen to ensure my understanding.