Harvey Barrett

Consultant & Head of Trustee Services

I am currently working with Melanie Christodoulou and Harvey Barrett on probate and trust matters respectively. Both provide prompt and detailed reports on progress together with expediting matters of a complex nature.

The Legal 500 2021 - Melanie Christodoulou and Harvey Barrett

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Career

Harvey joined Furley Page in 1989 specifically to run the Trusts and Estates Team.  Prior to that he graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Economics before undertaking his Law Society exams (Parts 1 and 2) at the College of Law in London and Guildford, respectively.

Harvey’s  training was undertaken in a West End London firm with whom he qualified in 1979.  With that firm he became a partner in 1982.

In 1986 Harvey relocated (with his family) to Bermuda, under a fixed term contract, to gain intensive exposure to the creation and operation of trusts before returning to England in 1989 to practice in Furley Page with whom he became a partner in the same year.

Since 1989 Harvey has dedicated his professional life to building up the Private Client, Trusts and Estates Team and was instrumental in forging a Financial Services Department within the Private Client Team.  The Financial Services Department has since been successfully hived off but still serves the private clients of Furley Page.

Harvey has also been keen to expand the provision of Private Client services and this has lead to the creation of discrete service centres within the team, these include trustee and tax compliance, elderly and vulnerable client, trust and estate planning, Wills and probate and French property and estates.

Accreditations

Memberships

  • Member of STEP
  • Member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society

Testimonials for Harvey

The Legal 500 2021 – Melanie Christodoulou and Harvey Barrett - November 2020
I am currently working with Melanie Christodoulou and Harvey Barrett on probate and trust matters respectively. Both provide prompt and detailed reports on progress together with expediting matters of a complex nature.