Private Client Law Blog

2 March 2021

ACC Guidance update – when does a deputy need COP approval for legal work?

Whilst managing the property and affairs of another person a Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection may come across issues that require them to pay for legal advice and assistance on their behalf. Examples could include purchasing a property, challenging a care plan or obtaining advice about a dispute. 

Jemma Garside

24 February 2021

Nothing like bad succession planning to ruin a good reputation

Partner and head of our Private Client team, James Ward, writes about the importance of entrepreneur's putting in place a succession plan to safe guard their reputation. 

James Ward

16 February 2021

Ten top tips of Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”)

LPAs are important, and are steadily growing in popularity as individuals realise how necessary they are to support friends and family in the event that they lose mental capacity. Our previous blog gave an overview of how LPAs work and the requirements for making them. This time, we focus on our ten top tips for LPAs.

Sameena Munir

29 January 2021

What are Powers of Attorneys?

A Power of Attorney is a very important estate planning tool, especially when an individual loses capacity. Whilst the term ‘Power of Attorney’ seems to be thrown around a lot, it is often misunderstood or not used correctly. In fact there are several different kinds of powers of attorney that can be used for different purposes.

Diva Shah

19 January 2021

Estate Planning 2021 – Looking beyond COVID-19

As we find ourselves in another national lockdown, the New Year presents an opportunity for individuals to review their assets and conduct some succession planning.

Stephanie Mooney

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