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The importance of creating a will and a lasting power of attorney…

As a young lawyer in my 20s I did not consider for one moment what would happen if I was involved in an accident or if I was to develop a serious illness. Life was abundant, I had everything to look forward to, and I was working hard to build a family and career. The…
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Have you made a will and protected your loved ones?

When is the best time to make a will? When you start to acquire any assets, including jewellry, property, car, art work, savings/investments…. (and you are 18 years of age or over) When you have children (it is essential you appoint guardians to ensure your children do not end up with unknown third parties) When…
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Appointing guardians for your children

Why appoint guardians? Most people think that custody of their children automatically goes to their partner or next of kin, like a mother or sibling. Unfortunately, this isn’t how it works. Legal responsibility for your children only passes to someone with parental responsibilty for them. If you die while your child is under 18, and…
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STEP Affiliate Membership

I am delighted to announce that I am now an Affiliate Member of Society of Trust nd Estate Practitioners (STEP). This acknowledges my commitment to providing the best advice I can give to clients as well as the high standard to client care, and I am delighted to be part of such an outstanding organisation.…
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Find out what a power of attorney can do for you!

We marvel at all of those who are in the Armed Forces and the Public Services, such as the Police/Paramedics/Firefighters, who chose to dedicate their lives to serving others and risking it all. They are truly amazing people, and I for one, am very grateful for their dedication and hard work. I do, however, often…
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Are there any risks creating a lasting power of attorney yourself?

A report from the Solicitors for the Elderly has focused on the risks of DIY Lasting Power of Attorney and Wills. With the ever growing power of the internet and the constant desire to make financial savings, the amount of DIY legal forms on offer has never been greater, so what are the risks and…
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Money – How do you make sure that you are not caught out?

I was recently asked by a Social Enterprise project to deliver a talk on lasting powers of attorneys (LPAs) and the legalities of dealing with money both when someone is alive and also upon their death as there had been an incident in their community that had brought the matter to the fore. As I…
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Mental capacity myth exposed!

You are not alone. Many people do not really know what a lasting power of attorney is or what is can do to protect your interests at your most vulnerable time in your life. Are you prepared if you were to suddenly lose your mental capacity through accident, illness or temporary experience/situation? Do you know…
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Nominated for Forward Ladies National Award 2018

Today I received notification, whilst in the middle of my Wednesday afternoon “catch up”, that I have been nominated for Forward Ladies National Award 2018, in the category of Women Running a Business, for the fantastic work I am doing! I am always delighted to be nominated for an award, however, what touches me most…
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Winner of North Tyneside Business of the Month

Delighted to be nominated and win North Tyneside Business of the Month (December 2017) award, such a lovely surprise! It brought such a smile to my face. Thank you to whoever nominated me, and please do watch out for the write up in The News Guardian. Grays Power of Attorney presented with December’s Business of…
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