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  • 26 Sep, 2018 Posted By: Leanna Haskell
    A Lasting Power of Attorney is Just For the Elderly – Or is it? Absolutely not. Most of us understand the importance of making a Will, but a worrying number of us don’t understand the importance of making Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) – whatever your age. An LPA is a legal document that allows people you trust to make decisions... read more.
  • Do you have an LPA? You may be entitled to money back from the Government
    05 Feb, 2018 Posted By: D.Collins
    The Government introduced the new “Lasting powers of attorney” (LPAs) under the Mental Capacity Act of 2005, and they came into effect on 1 October 2007.The intention was for the LPA to replace the previous Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) which had been around for many years but were very narrow in scope. The... read more.
  • Dying in the Digital Age
    11 Dec, 2017 Posted By: Leanna Haskell
    Over the past five years, internet use amongst the over 65’s has increased substantially and figures are expected to rise dramatically over the next decade as an increasingly tech savvy population ages.  The question of what happens to our online presence when we die has never been so important.  What is a Digital Asset and why are... read more.
  • Powers of Attorney How to ensure that yours is not open to abuse
    18 Sep, 2017 Posted By: D.Collins
    Darrell Collins, Head of our Private Client Department,  has spoken out to defend Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).   This follows comments from a former Senior Judge that Power of Attorney orders are open to financial abuse.   But national group Solicitors for the Elderly says that, with the right advice, Powers of Attorney... read more.
  • Have you set up Powers of Attorney
    24 Nov, 2016 Posted By: D.Collins
    Martin Lewis, the ‘money saving expert’ spoke to Adrian Chiles on his  BBC show, recently  about the importance of LPAs and of making a will As Martin Lewis explains, failing to make a will (for anyone, but particularly for unmarried couples) can cause terrible problems, and can means that the people whom you love and want... read more.
  • Our private client department  is expanding.
    27 Apr, 2016 Posted By: D.Collins
    The Partners  at FDC Law are pleased to announce that Leanna Knight has joined FDC Law Frome, as a member of the Private Client Department.   Leanna is a native of Frome and, she says, is delighted to be returning to her home turf to work! She  obtained her law degree from Bournemouth University, and has previously worked... read more.
  • Powers of Attorney. What are they, and why should you have one?
    19 Jan, 2016 Posted By: D.Collins
    We have written before about the importance of making a will, to ensure that your wishes are followed after your death, but another important issue to consider is what will happen if you became unable to manage your own affairs? Improvements in health care mean we are living longer, but many of us will suffer dementia or other health problems in... read more.


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