In a series of articles, we look back at how work in the Private Client sector has changed since the first national lockdown and how we can help clients as we move forward. We begin with the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney. When lockdown measures were introduced in March 2020, the challenges that vulnerable people […]
Despite being three months late, the Government has kept its promise to update the intestacy rules every five years. The recent changes have increased the statutory legacy for spouses and civil partners who die intestate from £250,000 to £270,000 in line with the Consumer Price Index. An individual may die intestate if they: a. did […]
It has been over five years since Rebecca Steinfield and Charles Keidan headed to their local register office to try and form a civil partnership, only to be turned away because they were not the same sex. Their prolonged legal campaign now means that where the law previously only allowed same-sex couples to enter into […]
Fraud is on the increase by attorneys appointed under a Lasting Power of Attorney, making safeguarding steps and professional guidance even more important.