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Lasting Power of Attorney Refund Scheme Launched

The Ministry of Justice have launched a scheme to refund those who may have overpaid to register their Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).

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In defence of Lasting Powers of Attorney

Last week, a retired senior Court of Protection Judge, Denzil Lush commented that Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) leave vulnerable elderly people open to financial abuse.

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Planning for your future – using a professional #WhatCanYouDo

Dying Matters Awareness Week (8-14 May) seeks to encourage people to talk more openly about death, dying and bereavement. Part of that conversation is about planning ahead for the future, which can make the end of life experience a little … Read more

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No Lasting Power of Attorney in place – applying to the Court of Protection #WhatCanYouDo

Yesterday’s blog as for Dying Matters Awareness Week (8-14 May) was about Lasting Powers of Attorney.  Dying Matters Awareness Week encourages people to talk about death, dying, bereavement and to plan for the future.  Sometimes, unfortunately, advance planning is not done.  … Read more

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The Two Types of Lasting Power of Attorney #WhatCanYouDo

As part of Dying Matters Awareness week (8-14 May) we are encouraging people to talk about dying and the importance of planning for later life. Unfortunately, situations can arise whereby people become unable to manage their own affairs, whether that … Read more

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The Various ‘Myths’ Around Making a Will #WhatCanYouDo

This week (8-14 May) is Dying Matters Awareness Week and Forbes are blogging about issues surrounding death, dying and planning for your future. One important step to prepare for dying, death and bereavement is making a Will.  Many people put … Read more

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Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017 #WhatCanYouDo

This week (8-14 May) is Dying Matters Awareness Week, organised by the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. Most of us feel uncomfortable talking about dying, but by having these conversations, we … Read more

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – Registration Fees Reduced

With effect from 1 April 2017, the fee payable to the Office of the Public Guardian to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (or an old-style Enduring Power is Attorney) has been reduced from £110 to £82.

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Charities win appeal against a woman cut out of her mother’s Will

Yesterday, the UK Supreme Court handed down the hotly-anticipated judgment in Ilot v Mitson*and has re-affirmed the principle of ‘testamentary freedom’.  Testamentary Freedom is a long-standing principle in English Law, meaning that a person has the freedom to choose who … Read more

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Survey shows parents are reluctant to leave inheritance to married children

A survey of over 1,000 parents carried out by Investec Investment and Wealth* has revealed that around 30% of adults are unwilling to provide their married children with an inheritance because of concerns about divorce. 

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