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Wills and LPA Webinar - October 2020

Wills and LPA Webinar - October 2020
We are hosting a webinar looking at why now is the time to make sure your affairs are in order.Our upcoming webinar will look at why having a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney is so important and why we recommend people don't delay putting these in place. During lockdown we saw a marked increas in the number of clients contacting us to u...
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Wills and LPA Webinar - September 2020

Wills and LPA Webinar - September 2020
We are hosting a webinar looking at why now is the time to make sure your affairs are in order.Our upcoming webinar will look at why having a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney is so important and why we recommend people don't delay putting these in place. During lockdown we saw a marked increas in the number of clients contacting us to u...
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Wills, LPA & Probate Webinar - August 2020

Wills, LPA & Probate Webinar - August 2020
We are hosting a webinar looking at everything you need to know about Wills, LPAs and Probate in the current climate. Our webinar will cover:The importance of having an up to date Will and how we can assist with this.Why you need Lasting Power of Attorneys in place and how this is done.Dealing with probate following the loss of a loved on...
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Lasting Powers of Attorney - don't leave it too late

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Being unable to make decisions for yourself due to loss of mental capacity is a daunting prospect. Loss of mental capacity can take many forms with dementia, the effects of a stroke and a brain injury being the most common. This does not tell the whole story as sometimes elderly people will simply become frail and as a result become less interested...
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Lasting Powers of Attorney Webinar

Lasting Powers of Attorney Webinar
Join us on Thursday 16 July for our second webinar. In this event we will be looking at everything you need to know about Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for vulnerable and elderly people. Lockdown has meant many classed as vulnerable were unable t...
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Making a Will during lockdown

Making a Will during lockdown
The outbreak of the Coronavirus and the risk it poses to our health has led to an increased demand in clients contacting us to put a new Will in place. The lockdown has presented significant obstacles to lawyers assisting their clients and a requirement to adapt quickly to different working practices to ensure client instructions can stil...
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Current guidance for making a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney

Current guidance for making a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney
The outbreak of the Coronavirus and the risk it poses to our health has led many of our clients to contact us to review their existing Will or put a new Will in place. This is an understandable response in a time of considerable uncertainty and anxiety for some. ​We want to assure our clients that despite the current disruption brought about by the...
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Lasting Powers of Attorney and health care decisions

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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that enables a person to appoint someone (an Attorney) to help make decisions relating to a person's property and financial affairs in the event that person becomes unable make those decisions themselves due to loss of mental capacity. ​Whilst many people are familiar with an LPA in relation to ...
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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
Have you considered who would make decisions on your behalf in the event that you were unable to because of loss of physical or mental capacity, either temporarily or in the long term? It is a common mistake to assume that your decision making will automatically pass to your next of kin. However, this is not always the case. We go through exactly w...
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Free Wills and LPA Advice Seminar in January

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Join us for one of our ever-popular free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney talks on 26th and 27th January to ensure that you're set for the future.
Over half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon death. Your assets may not pass to whom you want to inherit, leaving your loved ones in financial stress and hardship. It also can be time-consuming and expensive to resolve. In order to ensure your affairs are in order, we recommend that you prepare a Will.

 
In addition to this, over 850,000 people in the UK have Dementia; this figure has been estimated to rise to 1 million in 2025. Dementia can lead to your loved one being unable to make their own decisions regarding their financial affairs. By setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney now, you are able to nominate a person (your Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf in the future if you become unable to.

Ensure that your affairs are in order to minimise stress for your family before and after your death. Join one of our free events to hear a short presentation about the different types of Will and LPA, and get some free tailored advice from one of our solicitors over a tea or coffee afterwards.

Due to popular demand, we have added a further date in February. 

 

dates: Friday 26th January (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Friday 2nd February (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

 

Time: 11am – 12.30pm

Venue: Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU

For more information and to book your free place please contact Kayleigh O'Donnell on 01708 229444 or complete the form to the right.

(Please note - the seminars will be taking place in our boardroom, located up one flight of stairs.)

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A Landmark Judgement for Right to Die Cases?

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A recent judgement questions if legal permission is still required by a court before life-supporting treatment is withdrawn from patients in certain circumstances.

Cases involving applications to the Court by family members or doctors for an order to lead the withdrawal of life sustaining treatment have become increasingly common in recent times. However, a recent judgment means that the number of such cases may decline.

The judgement was made by Mr Justice Peter Jackson in the Court of Protection and is likely to have a bearing on how future ‘right-to-die’ cases are approached in the future. The ruling stated that providing strict medical guidelines have been observed and the family and medical staff are in agreement with the decision to withdraw treatment, there will be no requirement to obtain the consent of the Court.

This particular case involved a lady suffering with Huntingdon’s disease for which there is no cure. Permission was sought to end her treatment in June and was eventually granted by the Court in July - she died shortly afterwards having been in a persistent minimally conscious state for over a year and receiving treatment that both her medical staff and family felt were not in her best interests. The Official Solicitor acts for patients in these circumstances and has argued that all cases of this nature should be referred to the courts and so it is highly likely the decision will be appealed.

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A Lasting Power of Attorney relating to your Health and Welfare can save this distressing situation for you.

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Free Wills and LPA Advice Seminar in September

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Join us on one of our popular free Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney talks on 15th and 16th September to ensure that your affairs are in order. 
Over half of people in the UK currently do not have a Will and this can lead to unfortunate difficulties upon death. Your assets may not pass to whom you want to inherit, leaving your loved ones in financial stress and hardship. It also can be time-consuming and expensive to resolve. In order to ensure your affairs are in order, we recommend that you prepare a Will.

 
In addition to this, over 850,000 people in the UK have Dementia; this figure has been estimated to rise to 1 million in 2025. Dementia can lead to your loved one being unable to make their own decisions regarding their financial affairs. By setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney now, you are able to nominate a person (your Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf in the future if you become unable to.

Ensure that your affairs are in order to minimise stress for your family before and after your death. Join one of our free events to hear a short presentation about the different types of Will and LPA, and get some free tailored advice from one of our solicitors over a tea or coffee afterwards.

date: Friday 15th September

(Please note that Saturday's session is now fully booked)

Time: 11am – 12.30pm

Venue: Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors, 54 Station Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2TU

For more information and to book your free place please contact Kayleigh O'Donnell on 01708 229444 or complete the form to the right.

(Please note - the seminars will be taking place in our boardroom, located up one flight of stairs.)

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