Client Testimonials

Richard, I wanted to thank you both professionally and personally for taking the time to talk to my wife yesterday. You definitely put things into perspective for her, and forced her to ask the questions about the business that she has historically avoided talking to me about. After we spoke last night, we realized that I was getting very frustrated that she would never want to hear about the internals of the business because the details "scared" her. This unfortunately snowballed into me not wanting to involve her in any of the business "stuff", and so goes the bubble that inevitably would have popped in a very bad way. You asked the right questions, and I think you have helped her realize that she needs to know about certain things and involve herself in some of the scary details; and now that we've discussed some of this, we have begun to identify my own issues that I need to consciously address to make sure that she is very much involved in the business. I feel like a weight has been lifted, and that we can tackle the next big steps of the business together, rather than what I now realize I was trying to achieve: An "I'll make a lot of money and THEN she'll see" attitude, which is not fair to her at all. I think you have (shown) why we put so much trust in you, and why I didn't want to go elsewhere when talks of "legal counsel" arose. Thanks for being so damn good at what you do.


August 2007
I am so pleased to be able to recommend Richard Barrett as a Barrister & Solicitor to anyone who is in need of a lawyer. His knowledge and expertise is amazing and he has a wonderful attitude to help put down the feeling of panic... as I went through my last mortgage. Richard was able to take everything in stride and made all the process very reassuring to me. Richard has a vast experience in many areas of the law and loves to inform his clients about the ins and outs of their situation. His office is pleasant and comfortable so that you feel at ease as soon as you enter. I have no hesitation in the least in recommending Richard Barrett to anyone who is in need of a great lawyer. I am glad he is on my side. It's very comforting.


August 2007
I am sending you this note to thank you for all your assistance with the legals of my home purchase. Everything went so smoothly and you were good enough to explain the various details to me. Also, quite an unexpected bonus to receive the cheque with all the paperwork in the mail... it's not very often you receive a cheque from your lawyer!


March 2008
Richard was extremely busy but he took my call and gave the excellent advice I needed to hear... I really appreciated him being there for me with his genuine care to help those who need it. Richard is a very compassionate person and an excellent lawyer.


August 2008
Dear, Richard, thank you so much for making the preparation of our Wills as painless as possible! We appreciate the time you spent explaining all of the details to us and your patience when waiting for information on our end. It has truly been a pleasure working with both yourself and Laura.


February 2009
Dear Laura & Richard, you both have been so kind, helpful & compassionate throughout the past few years. I can't imagine not having your help


March 2012
Thank you for helping us organize our future.


December 11
The package looks really professional and everything is well explained. I really really appreciate your professional service. BTW after our first meeting when we came with our wives, they said they never had such good experience with the lawyer. You have taken time to explain each paper we signed in terms that we understood.  They have sold properties several times before and no lawyer has taken the time before the explain the way you did.  Their typical experience was to go in for 20 min and sign the papers without any explanation.  So they were really impressed.


April 2012
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you, Richard and Laura. We chose the right lawyer for our needs! Thank you for guiding us through this exciting process. We will be highly recommending your services to our friends and family


January 2016
Thank you so much for the work you put in to prepare our Wills and Powers of Attorney. The care and thoughtfulness with which you approached the project gave [of us] a real sense of satisfaction and assurance that our matters were well dealt with.


July 2016
Thank you so much for helping the purchase of my new condo go smoothly.


August 2016