Lasting Power of Attorney – The role of the Attorney

If you are providing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) service to a client (who will be the Donor), then it’s important they and whomever they choose as Attorney(s) fully understand the role. The role of an Attorney could vary greatly and it’s essential that before agreeing, all aspec

Lasting Power of Attorney? I’ll Organise it When I Need to

Our legal team have been considering the experiences of many clients who request support to obtain Deputyship over their loved ones property and financial affairs. Often they say that they wished they had acted sooner, and made the appropriate arrangements prior to the loss of mental

What’s On Your Bucket List?

“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross If you haven’t heard about the term “bucket list”, it’s a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to have before you die. Not sure where to start? Why not grab a

Could a Family Settlement Asset Trust be a solution for you?

A Family Settlement Asset Trust (FSAT) is a discretionary trust usually coupled with a life interest used to protect assets which may be property, cash, bonds and so on. It is usual for the settlors to reserve the right to use the assets (for example, occupy property) or have income f

Choice Not Chance Campaign Launched

The Ministry of Justice has launched a public awareness campaign to encourage people to plan for their and their families’ futures. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage people to think about and talk about what might happen in the event of their death or if they lose mental cap

Plan Ahead & Ensure Your Business Lives On

Planning ahead as a business owner is absolutely essential for clients in order to ensure the enterprise they have developed and grown over the years becomes the legacy they wish it to be. Whilst business owners make lots of plans regarding the direction of the business during their l

It’s almost December already!

Can you believe that 2014 will soon be drawing to a close and Christmas will be here once more? As the festive season approaches and we all get inundated with images of Christmas Fayre and Monty The Penguin, you may think that Wills and Estate Planning are the last thing on peoples' m