Younger Women Will Have To Work Almost 40 Years Longer Than Men To Build Up The Same Pension

According to a recent report by Scottish Widows, on average, a woman in her twenties will have £100,000 less in her retirement pot than a man (of the same age) and...


Financial Markets Update – October To December 2020

How have the financial markets performed over the quarter? The arrival of the vaccine has caused markets to jump. The UK stock market has been one of the worst affected...


How Much Do I Need To Save For Retirement?

It’s all too easy to put saving for your retirement to the back of your mind, especially if you have more immediate financial concerns. However, with pensions, the advice is...


Spending Review – Millions Face Cut In Value Of Workplace Pensions

As the above, somewhat alarming, headline taken from a BBC article highlights, some detail in Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review, which although at first glance looks like a small change in...


Financial Markets Update – October/November 2020

The last month has seen considerable market activity resulting from significant news. US presidential election First, we have had the results of the US presidential election. Joe Biden has won,...


Can I Ask The Court Of Protection To Change My Deputyship?

A very high-profile battle is currently being fought by Britney Spears in America against her father who has been her conservator since 2008. A conservatorship is appointed by the Court...


Making A One Off Application To The Court Of Protection

The Court of Protection was created by the Mental Capacity Act (Act) and came into force on 1st October 2007. The Act comes into effect when a vulnerable person has...


The Day Of A Court Of Protection Apprentice – Applying For A Property & Financial Affairs Deputyship Order

My name is Chelsea and I started with Nelsons in March this year, I work with the Court of Protection team as an Apprentice Paralegal. I had been in the...


Pension Death Benefits & The Importance Of Completing A Nomination Form

A personal pension fund is an important and valuable asset, but the value of the pension fund can stretch beyond your lifetime, once you have passed away and provide funds...


What To Expect From Your Professional Deputy

The appointment of a professional Deputy to manage your property and financial affairs can be daunting. You might not know what to expect or how they work. For most people...


Capacity Assessments – Can They Be Challenged?

A protected party in Court of Protection proceedings will be required to have their capacity formally assessed either before proceedings have begun, or before the Court is asked to consider...


Dealing With Overseas Assets As A Court Of Protection Deputy

When you are appointed as a Property and Affairs Deputy by the Court of Protection then you are given authority by the Court to deal with all assets belonging to...