The Need For Correct Trust Investment Advice

Over the years, trends in respect of investment and investment advice have changed. The approach now taken by investment advisers is very much based on risk and diversity, as well...


Maintaining The Comfortable (Or Not)

As you will see from many of our previous blogs, there are two categories of Applicant under the Inheritance (Provision for family and Dependents) Act 1975 (1975 Act). The first...


Can A Protected Party’s Funds Be Used To Pay My Legal Costs?

There are times when deputies and attorneys need the permission of the Court before taking certain steps in relation to the finances of a protected party. Sometimes, when two or...


Issuing Claims Under The Inheritance Act During The Covid-19 Pandemic

When bringing an action under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, the Act requires that the application is made within six months from the date of the...


The Effects That A Marriage Or Divorce Can Have On A Person’s Will

Certain landmark events in life, such as a marriage or divorce, can often mean that you will want to review any existing Will that you already have in place but...


Assessment Of Capacity When Refusing Medical Treatment

It is generally accepted that an individual is able to refuse medical treatment as a result of their religious beliefs. This is even the case for life saving treatment which...


The Role Of Human Rights In Welfare Proceedings In The Court Of Protection

It is a subject that could fill several books, but in many Court of Protection cases concerning the health and welfare of a protected party, human rights are of prime...


Can I Force My Trustees To Make Payment To Me As A Beneficiary Before I Am Due To Inherit?

Trusts are set up in a way which means at the time of creation, beneficiaries do not automatically take their respective share. This is almost always the case as if...


Disputes Over Funeral Arrangements

It is often the case that disputes following an individual’s death revolve around the distribution of the estate. But on the rare occasion, disputes may arise as to the deceased’s...


A ‘Fight To The Death’…

A common theme of disputes involving deceased estates is that they tend to be emotive. This is usually because the warring parties tend to be close relatives, in many cases...


Coronavirus Lockdown – Can I Still Make A Lasting Power Of Attorney?

During the coronavirus lockdown there has been an increase in the number of people wanting to make Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and asking whether this is still possible. At...


Contact With Protected Care Home Residents – Where Do You Stand?

At this time of unprecedented national crisis, everybody is looking for new ways to work and communicate remotely. This includes residents in UK care homes, of whom there are over...


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