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Partner and Head of Trust and Estates

Barry Rogers

Partner and Head of Trust and Estates

Areas of Specialism: Trusts and Estates administration, Tax Planning, Wills, Court of Protection, Charities, Notary Public

Barry joined Tollers in 1972, qualified as both a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and a Solicitor in 1981. He became a partner in the practice in 1986.

Barry is now the head of Tollers Wills, Tax and Estate Planning team and also Head of the private client division of the firm which has for many years been one of the leading private client teams in the area.

Barry is also a Notary Public. A Notary Public is a highly qualified lawyer being a member of the oldest branch of the legal profession. Notaries are appointed by the Court of Faculties of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The primary function of a Notary is the authentication and certification of signatures, authority and capacity relating to documents for use outside the UK. They also have the powers of a Commissioner for Oaths. Notaries act on behalf of both private individuals and businesses involved in international trade.

  • Areas of Expertise:
    • Estate and Probate administration,
    • Trusts
    • Wills,
    • Tax planning,
    • Court of Protection
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Elderly and vulnerable client issues
    • Notary Public
    • Charities
  • Types of Clients:
    • Private Individuals
    • Companies
    • Doctors
    • Accountants
    • Business Owners
    • Company Directors
    • Dentists
    • Farmers and land owners
    • Financial Advisers
    • Other solicitors
    • Charities
    • Surveyors, auctioneers and estate agents
  • Professional Memberships & Accreditations:

    Barry is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Law Society Private Client Section, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and the Personal Finance Society.

    He is also a member of the Notaries Society.

  • Outside Appointments:

    Barry is a trustee of numerous personal trusts and is attorney/deputy for many people who lack capacity to administer their affairs due to illness of infirmity.

    Barry is chairman of the board of trustees of The Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust.

Outside of the office, Barry is a member of the Rotary Club of Kettering Huxloe and a local Freemason. He enjoys keeping fit and is a regular gym attender. He also enjoys spending time with his family in particular his grandchildren.

Barry is available to meet at the following offices: Corby Office

What Our Clients Say About Barry
If you are considering which firm of solicitors to choose, then you can do no better than to select Tollers.  I have been a client for almost 9 years and feel better qualified than most to comment as I have relied on various people within the company to help me. Firstly, I needed help to make a Will and to rearrange my affairs after the death of my husband in 2007.  Barry Rogers was my first point of contact.  After that Barry helped me to arrange a Lasting Power of Attorney for my disabled brother following the death of our mother, and he is now a trustee and joint Attorney for him. In 2013, I bought the property next to mine and relied on the valuable services of David Wootton and his team to complete the purchase. Most recently, I have been fortunate enough to have the help of Julie Yates.  As Senior Probate Manager, she organised Lasting Powers of Attorney for my aunt in Worcestershire. For me, Tollers are unrivalled in their services and I have less happy experiences with other firms of solicitors to make a comparison, so my judgement is not just based on emotional criteria but on those of efficiency, clarity, probity and empathy.  Yes, one pays for the service, but you can trust everyone you deal with and there is a warmth and compassion from all those who are involved. Barry Rogers is like a rock in the background for me and that is hugely important, especially when you are making important decisions alone and on behalf of those you love.  His advice is always clear and honest and he is most patient and tolerant when I change my mind about things and cause extra work. Julie Yates visted my late uncle and aunt in Worcestershire in order to prepare the Powers of Attorney for them. Following the death of my uncle, she has continued to provide support to my aunt at my request and I cannot praise her enough for her work, which went well beyond the call of duty. Lastly, it is no exaggeration to say that I will rely on Tollers to continue to look after my affairs beyond my lifetime.  My brothers affairs are in their charge and I have absolute faith in that.  It reassures me to know that, as a vulnerable adult, he will be protected by people in whom I have absolute trust.  There can be no higher praise than that.
J Hand

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