Power of Attorney

Plan for Your Future, Consider an LPA

A power of attorney is a legal document which allows an appointed person/s to act on your behalf should you lose mental capacity. Have you considered what might happen if you fall severely ill…

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Taking Control

If you are no longer capable of giving someone authority over your finances the chances are that it may be necessary for them or others to apply to the Court of Protection for authority.

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LPAs – change in guidance for Attorneys

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document where an individual gives another person or persons known as the Attorney or Attorneys power to make certain decisions and to deal with legal formalities and documents at their direction or on their behalf.

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Are Attorneys Entitled to See Medical Records?

Are Attorneys Entitled to See Medical Records?

Lasting Power of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document where an individual gives another person or persons (the Attorney(s)) power to make certain decisions and to deal with legal formalities…

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Government to Make Lasting Power of Attorney Process Digital

This week, the government launched a 12-week consultation into the modernisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). An LPA is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions about your finances, health, and…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney Explained

A Lasting Power of Attorney (or LPA) is a legal document that lets you choose trusted people to make decisions on your behalf in England and Wales. There are two types of LPA; one…

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Making Gifts – guidance for Attorneys and Deputies

We are often asked to advise an Attorney who is looking after the finances of an incapable person.  The Attorney sees that there is a potential Inheritance Tax liability that is going to arise on their relative’s death and is looking to make gifts or otherwise reduce the problem.

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We are LGBTQ+ Friendly Solicitors

An LGBTQ+ friendly solicitor is a solicitor that has experience in advising clients who identify as being part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community.

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Unusual Applications For a Grant of Probate

Author: Faye Harlow Smith. Solicitor, LLB (Hons) Our private client department has a wealth of experience of making applications to the Probate Registry in unusual or tricky situations so if you are trying to…

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Will Making and Social Distancing: Overcoming the Challenges

You may have read our recent blog post on Will Making in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic, which set out some of the challenges currently faced by legal practitioners who prepare Wills. We…

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