Dementia and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Dementia and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Dementia and Lasting Powers of Attorney ​A Lasting Power of Attorney authorises a trusted friend or relative to make decisions on someone’s behalf, should they lose the capacity to do this themselves. If an individual is diagnosed with dementia, it is highly...
What Happens if Your Will is Out of Date?

What Happens if Your Will is Out of Date?

What Happens if Your Will is Out of Date? Half of Wills in the UK are out of date! Research done on behalf of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) has found that almost half of UK adults who have a Will have not updated it for more than five years.SFE is a national...
Is a Will a Private Document?

Is a Will a Private Document?

Is a Will a Private Document? When you write your Will, you may be wondering whether it will remain a private document or whether it is ever likely to become public knowledge. We take a look at the issues surrounding publication of Wills. After the death of Prince...
Making a Statutory Will for Someone Else

Making a Statutory Will for Someone Else

Making a Statutory Will for Someone Else ​If someone has lost the capacity to deal with their own affairs, in certain circumstances it is possible to apply to the Court of Protection so that a statutory Will can be made on their behalf. When an individual has not made...