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What if I’m Too Ill to Manage for Myself?

December 21, 2020

If you are too ill, mentally, or physically, to manage your finances or make key decisions, the tool that lets your family step in and help is the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). This doesn’t mean they can take over your life – they can make decisions for you only when you can’t do that…

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We’re still working for you . . .

December 11, 2020

If you can’t make decisions about your own medical treatment because you are too ill, mentally or physically, only a Lasting Power of Attorney lets your family step in and speak up for you. Some of our new clients have told us that since March they have found it difficult to get things done elsewhere….

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COVID-19: Making Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney in lockdown

July 7, 2020

In these uncertain times, many of us are turning our attention to our personal affairs. One important aspect of this is taking stock of our personal circumstances and making or updating Wills. Something which might have been low on the ‘to do’ list in our ‘pre-lockdown’ lives has suddenly become extremely important, especially as family…

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Is Making a Lasting Power of Attorney “Risky”?

August 15, 2017

Denzil Lush, former head of the Court of Protection, is reported on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning (15th August) warning of the risks of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and of the lack of safeguards in the LPA system. Michael Cutler, Senior Partner of Colemans Solicitors, comments “It is perfectly…

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