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  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Financial Abuse of the Elderly

    I read an article in the Independent on the 20th October which was extremely concerning. It appears that there are a growing number of elderly and vulnerable people being financial abused by relatives. I have seen this abuse myself  but it appears that more abuses take place when the family member  applies to be the… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Funding of Care Changes Planned for the Elderly

    With an ageing population funding of care for the elderly has become a serious and significant political issue and so the government has had to act on the present position. It is proposed changes will come into force in 2016 that are being warmly welcomed by campaigners for improved welfare for the elderly.  However, whilst… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    What happens when the court makes a Will for you?

    For a will to be valid, the person making it must have the mental capacity to understand what they are doing and the consequences. Sometimes, for instance in Alzheimer’s cases, it is apparent that a person is not able to make a will for themselves. In these circumstances, a person may die without leaving a valid… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Lasting Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives and Living Wills – what are they?

    A living will is the term used for a document covering a decision in relation to medical treatment in case you do not have the mental capacity to make the decision at the time in question. This document is not legally binding but normally would be taken into account by the professionals looking after you… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    OFT to investigate “quick house sales” companies

    Companies that offer to buy your house and promise you a quick cash turnaround are to be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading.  These type of companies often promise that you will have your cash within seven days but that will come at a substantial discount on what the market value would be. The… Learn more

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