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    News Category: Lasting Powers of Attorney

    • 13 August 2021

      Wills and Shared Assets Q&A

      It is essential to have a Will for several reasons and in particular because you can ensure your interests are protected. Read more

    • 13 May 2021

      Dying Matters Awareness Week

      This week has marked ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week’.  The campaign encourages organisations, individuals, and partners to open the conversation around dying, death and bereavement.  The Covid pandemic prompted many families to discuss their later life plans, to ensure that loved ones would be looked after when they die, however, research from the Law Society found that just 29% of those surveyed had an up-to-date Will. Read more

    • 28 April 2021

      Court of protection: What happens if you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney?

      While the Pandemic prompted an increase in demand with families prioritising making or updating their Will, it seems that the Lasting Power of Attorney document is still under valued when ensuring our estates and affairs can be handled if we were unable to do so.  Today’s Wills and Probate publication recently highlighted a significant drop in the number of Lasting Powers of Attorneys registered during the Pandemic. Read more

    • 29 March 2021

      The Office of the Public Guardian “Use a Lasting Power of Attorney” Service

      The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) oversees the registration and handling of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). Read more

    • 18 March 2021

      Getting your Legal affairs in order

      With spring in the air, we approach what is considered the perfect time to spring clean the home. Read more

    • 9 November 2020

      The importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney – not just for later life!

      Kate Garraway recently spoke out about the financial difficulties she is facing since her husband, Derek Draper, fell into a Covid-19 related coma. Read more

    • 21 September 2020

      World Alzheimer’s Month: Let’s talk about Dementia

      World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21st September, and is part of World Alzheimer’s Month. This year the aim is to raise awareness, educate and encourage support to those who have been diagnosed with dementia and urge everyone to join in the conversation by becoming a Dementia Friend. Read more

    • 8 June 2020

      Lockdown Diaries: personal development and a new way of working

      In the first of our series of Lawyer lockdown diaries, Steeles Law Private Client Solicitor reviews what the 12 weeks of working in lockdown has meant to her and her clients. Read more

    • 15 May 2020

      End of life wishes

      Whilst many of us know the importance of having a Will in place, many do not think about making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), which is equally as important as a Will, particularly if you have specific wishes about end of life treatment. Read more

    • 14 May 2020

      Can I make a Lasting Powers of Attorney if I have Dementia?

      This week, 11th – 17th May, would have been Dementia Action week, a week where companies and charities come together to raise awareness of the disease and support people living with dementia, unfortunately in light of the current Coronavirus crisis the Alzheimer’s Society has postponed until later in the year. Read more