How Lasting Power of Attorney can be useful for shielded people in isolation…
Shielding is a measure used to protect extremely vulnerable people from coming into contact with coronavirus by minimising all interaction. They are strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks. Anyone who is extremely vulnerable should not leave their homes and, within their homes, should minimise all non-essential contact with other members of their household.
In these uncertain times, with advice changing on a daily basis, we have been approached by a number of clients who are concerned that they have either began to provide Will instructions to this firm, or they would like to consider their Will instructions at this time but they are not able to get out and about.
“I am married, and my spouse will get everything so I don’t need to make a Will” is something that we hear quite often. The reality is however that this is not necessarily true.
With very best wishes for Christmas & the New Year from all at BBP!
Please note our offices will be closed from 12 noon on Monday 23rd December & will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January.
We look forward to working hard for all our clients once again in 2020!
When a loved one or friend passes away, this can be a very stressful and emotional time. Dealing with the wishes of the person who has passed away will be a priority and where there may be uncertainty or disputes as what those wishes were this can add to an already difficult time.
It has recently been reported by the Law Society, that the number of inheritance disputes in the High Court has increased in the last year…