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New report warns of looming incapacity crisis

96% of people in London leave important Health and Welfare decisions to chance62% would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, in the event of mental incapacity66% of people in London are worried about dementia and losing the ability to make decisions for themselves84% haven’t discussed end of life medical and care ...

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The Importance of Planning Ahead

Have you considered what would happen to your financial affairs if you had an accident or became seriously ill? This could happen at any stage of your life. Everyday tasks involving managing your accounts, paying your bills and maintaining your property would become very difficult, if not impossible. It is therefore worth making a Lasting Power of Attorney ...

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The Perils of DIY Probate

Applying for probate and dealing with an estate without seeing a lawyer is not without risks warns Michael Swaden.Many professionally drafted wills contain trusts to save tax, to mitigate the impact of care home fees and to reduce the likelihood of potential disputes.Michael says “People aren’t always aware of the complexities and assume probate work is straightforward. It ...

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The benefits of using a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

Michael Swaden and Janet Drake are Full Accredited Members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)SFE is a national association of independent lawyers who specialise in older client law and are trained in older client care. Members are able to take into account any difficulties both mental and physical which can affect older and vulnerable clients and they are ...

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