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The importance of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

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According to Alzheimer’s Research – the UK’s leading dementia research charity – the number of people with dementia is projected to increase rapidly over the next several decades, mainly due to increases in life expectancy and...

What is a Trustee?

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This week, 7 th – 13 th November, is Trustees week. In the UK there are just over 1 million charitable trustees. I’ve been asked before what a trustee is. The word says it all! You are trusted to help to lead and develop...

What happens if you die without a Will?

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If a person dies without leaving a Will then they die intestate. This means their estate will be dealt with under the intestacy rules which dictates who inherits the deceased’s estate. In October 2014 changes to the rules that determine what...

Want to disinherit your children? Take care!

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In the case of Ilott v. Mitson , Melita Jackson passed away leaving an estate worth £486,000. She left her entire estate to charity and excluded her daughter, Heather Ilott. Mrs Jackson had not had a relationship with her daughter since she had left...