Personal Law

Inheritance Law Changes

Inheritance Law Changes

Now it’s not every day I can I say that sentence. Unlike some areas of law which change yearly, the law of inheritance has remained constant since the Administration of Estates Act 1925. Subject to a few minor amendments in 1926 and yearly changes to inheritance tax levels, the law surrounding inheritance has been the stable rock of the legal profession.

Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) is a legal document which allows a person to appoint someone they trust (the ‘Attorney’) to make decisions for them when they no longer have the mental capacity to make them themselves. An LPA has to be made while the person concerned (the ‘Donor’) still has the mental capacity to give their consent to handing over their affairs.

Do I really need a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare?

Plan ahead for your medical decisions with a Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for health and welfare is separate and independent to an LPA for property and finances. You can choose whether to make one or both types of LPA depending on your requirements.

Understanding the Differences between an Advance Decision (Living Will) and a Health and Welfare Power of Attorney

Understanding the Differences between an Advance Decision (Living Will) and a Health and Welfare Power of Attorney

An Advance Decision, often referred to as a Living Will, is a decision you are able to make in advance, to refuse a specific type of treatment at some time in the future. The treatment you decide to refuse must be set out in the Advance Decision. It can be a very important document setting out your wishes about refusing treatment if you are not in a position to make or communicate those decisions yourself.

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