Barry was bound to be a solicitor. His father was a solicitor, as are his brother and sister (she is both a Scottish solicitor and an English barrister). After studying economics at University College London, he passed The Law Society’s Accelerated Law course with distinction and trained under the legendary Harry Offenbach in Old Bond street.
After taking two years off to travel the world and get married (not in that order), he returned to London where he formed a City solicitors office before setting up Abrahamson & Associates 25 years ago. He is a qualified mediator. He is delighted to bring his skills and expertise to Patron Law.
Barry started as a criminal lawyer (he has seen the inside of most of London’s prisons!) but he has since moved to civil work, working with private individuals and corporations. His dispute resolution work has ranged from property tribunals to the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and Batei Din (the Jewish religious courts).
He advises clients on protection and preservation. It’s always better to prevent trouble than to deal with it is his approach. Perhaps this is why one client recently said “I trust him completely”.
Barry will be pleased to work for you with Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills, Probate, Dispute Resolution of all kinds and all areas of Residential and Commercial Property.
Some recent highlights include:
|The acquisition of a 1,500 seat theatre for use as major Islamic Centre|
|Dispute involving consideration of the meaning and validity of Wills made in India and Pakistan and their relationship to Wills made in the UK|
|Negotiating leases of units in shopping centres and prime retail sites|
|Disputed proceedings in the Court of Protection as family members disagreed between themselves, and with the local authority, about who should manage the elderly client’s finances and personal affairs|
|Dispute by joint owners of a house about the value of their shares in the house, when their relationship came to an end|
|English Probate with substantial assets abroad and considering how foreign Will and foreign intestacy affect both the rights of the beneficiaries to inherit, and the right of each country’s tax authorities to claim inheritance tax on the deceased’s worldwide assets.|