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8 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client

Lasting Powers of Attorney – How to avoid misuse

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The Office of the Public Guardian is dealing with an increasing number of Lasting Powers of Attorney applications for registration. Unfortunately, there will always be cases of misuse and abuse where trust is involved. Here are steps that can be taken to minimise the risk of misuse or abuse if you make a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Private Client

Understanding Lasting Powers of Attorney

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19 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client

Lasting Powers of Attorney – A tool to protect the vulnerable

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This month saw a care home fraudster, David Barton, sentenced to 21 years in jail for conspiracy to defraud and for theft offences against elderly and vulnerable residents at his nursing home. Reports such as these highlight the possibility of fraud and theft against elderly and vulnerable people. We look at how making a Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) agreement can protect your finances and welfare, and the decisions made around them.

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15 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Private Client

Lasting Powers of Attorney – how do I choose my attorney and what will their role involve?

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Recently within the press there have been concerns raised about the possible abuse of Lasting Powers of Attorney. These documents are incredibly important and really helpful if you or a loved one lose the ability to deal with your affairs. At Royds Withy King we prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney based on the needs and circumstances of the individual. We are able to include safeguards within the document to try to prevent any misuse of it and we can advise on what is appropriate for each client.

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18 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Family, Private Client

Dementia and your lasting power of attorney

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26 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client

Lasting Powers of Attorney – do you really need one?

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It only seems like five minutes ago we were celebrating Christmas and heralding the arrival of 2018. It is often around this time that best laid plans for New Year Resolutions start to unravel but sometimes decisions you make really do need to be seen through – especially when they are going to make life much easier for your loved ones and friends.

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