Article Tag: SFE

Macclesfield Solicitor Warns Of Looming Incapacity Crisis

Macclesfield law firm SAS Daniels LLP is supporting a national campaign from Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), as it warns of a looming incapacity crisis. According to a new report, local residents are amongst those found to be leaving medical and care preferences to chance. The study found 96% of people in the North West… Read more »

Local Solicitor Defends Lasting Powers Of Attorney

Justine Clowes, Partner and Head of the Personal Law team at leading Cheshire law firm SAS Daniels LLP has defended Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) after Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, warned they may leave elderly people open to abuse. An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows… Read more »

Cheshire STEP seminar homes in on latest legislation changes

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) will be hosting its regional business seminar on 22 May at Chester Racecourse, headed up by Chair of the Cheshire branch, Helen Kelly, a partner at leading North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP. The organisation, which brings together professionals dealing with family inheritance and succession planning,… Read more »

Proposed changes to Lasting Powers of Attorney

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has recently consulted on its proposals to remove the need for a physical (or ‘wet’) signature to be made on Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) forms. It proposed new legislation which would allow the donor and witnesses to sign electronically. The intention is that this will make it… Read more »

New wills and inheritance quality scheme

The call for will writing to be regulated was a result of the growing number of wills badly drafted by solicitors and non-solicitors alike; however, following the disappointing announcement by the government in May this year that will writing will not be regulated, The Law Society has created a new initiative in attempt to deal… Read more »