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August 2, 2019

Maintaining control after preparing an LPA

Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) are a means of preparing for the future. However, many clients come to us with concerns that signing a Property and Financial Affairs LPA will force them to hand over control of their finances to their attorneys.   What safeguards are in place to protect you? To address this common concern,…
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July 21, 2019

Six tips for choosing attorneys for your LPA

The primary advantage of the Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”), is that it enables you to choose people you trust to act as your attorneys and make decisions on your behalf.    What choices do I have? You can choose: the people you want to act; and if you appoint more than one person, how…
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January 10, 2019

Common Lasting Power of Attorney Mistakes Everybody Makes

Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) allow you to appoint people you trust to make decisions for you.  Unlike other powers of attorney, an LPA is still valid if you lose mental capacity. How easy is it to make a mistake? The main problem with LPAs is that although someone must register the document before…
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December 14, 2018

Tackling six of the worst misconceptions about Lasting Powers of Attorney

Here at Timbrell Law, we believe in planning for the worst to secure the best possible outcome for you and your family. Accordingly, we have set out to expose the most common misconceptions surrounding Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”) that stop people from planning ahead. Misconception 1 –  LPAs are only for the elderly People…
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December 9, 2018

Power of Attorney Refund Scheme: Have You Claimed?

How to claim your Power of Attorney refund If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney or an Enduring Power of Attorney in England and Wales between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you are entitled to claim a partial refund of the registration fee paid. Why am I entitled to a refund?…
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December 2, 2018

Are we heading for an incapacity crisis?

A recent report produced by Solicitors for the Elderly and the Centre for Future Studies (CFS) has predicted a looming incapacity crisis in the UK. The report highlights growing concerns that even though more of us are taking steps to prepare for the loss of mental capacity in relation to our finances, the same preparations…
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