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Why now then ever before you should have Lasting Powers of Attorney

Why now, more than ever, you should make Lasting Powers of Attorney

12th June 2020

If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the coronavirus crisis, it’s that we really can’t take anything for granted any more, says Sarah Allen, Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate at Tallents Solicitors.

At some point or another during the last few months, we have all felt that we don’t have total control over our lives, but during unsettling times like these there are ways that you can take control back. One way to achieve this is with Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), but what are they and how can they benefit you?

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Later life planning need not be scary with help from Tallents Solicitors

Later life planning – hints and tips to prepare for the future

15th August 2019

Planning ahead for your later life need not be scary with our help

Facing up to and dealing with later life planning issues can be both worrying and emotional for us all and it’s quite common to want to bury your head in the sand about everything. But as none of us knows what is around the corner, Gemma Hardwick from Tallents Solicitors explains some of the ways you can take action now and still retain a positive outlook.

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Claim a power of attorney refund

5th February 2018
The fees for Lasting Powers of Attorney were reduced in April 2017 from £110 to £82, with virtually no advance warning. Since then, the Ministry of Justice and Office of Public Guardians have been working on a scheme to give partial refunds to people who had paid the higher fees before this date. You can click here to start your claim… Read more

How a Lasting Power of Attorney can help you plan for the future

11th August 2017
Recent research from the University College, London predicts that 1.2 million people in England and Wales will have dementia by 2040, and this makes for sobering reading for anyone contemplating their old age. However, two simple legal documents, known as a Lasting Power of Attorney, can help everyone to plan for their future and give peace of mind for themselves… Read more