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A further three weeks of lockdown has just been announced by the Government. However, we are now growing accustomed to this new (hopefully temporary) world order but some significant adaptations have had to be made, not least so in the legal world.
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Ross Brown asks us to consider what will happen if we become incapable of making decisions about our personal and financial affairs and their continued management and suggests a Power of Attorney may be the easiest solution.
At the start of a new year, many of us consider what we wish to achieve during the year ahead. This often includes decisions regarding our financial and personal affairs, such as purchasing a house, investing our money, visiting new places or gifting to our family.[Read more…] about The Importance of putting a Power of Attorney in place
While Powers of Attorney and Guardianships may both produce similar results at the conclusion, the difference in procedure is often misunderstood and underestimated. Partner Ross Brown explains.
What happens when I am no longer able to make decisions for myself? This is a question often asked of Private Client solicitors. Simply put, a Power of Attorney or Guardianship will name who is to act on your behalf and which powers they have to safeguard your welfare and financial affairs.[Read more…] about Planning for the future – Powers of Attorney & Guardianships
This is a question often asked of all Private Client Solicitors. Simply put, a Power of Attorney or Guardianship will name who is to act on your behalf and which powers they have to safeguard your welfare and financial affairs.
Powers of Attorney and Guardianships are governed by the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. They produce similar results at conclusion, however the difference in procedure is often misunderstood and underestimated. The crucial difference in approach is underpinned by the legal concept known as capacity.[Read more…] about “What happens when I am no longer able to make decisions for myself?”