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Choosing who to appoint as an attorney for your Lasting Powers of Attorneys

Once you have chosen whether or not you wish to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), you need to consider who you want to act as your attorney or attorneys. This is an important choice which you should carefully consider, taking into account the role and responsibilities that come with being an attorney and who you can trust to act in your best interests in the event you are unable to deal with your own affairs. In this article, we’ll discuss who can be an attorney and things to think about before appointing your attorney or attorneys. 

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Why it’s important to consider setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney

Whilst it’s commonly associated with the elderly, setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) can prove beneficial for many people – as unfortunately, they are often needed in situations that can’t have been previously predicted, such as becoming very ill or having an accident meaning you require help managing your affairs. In this article, we’ll explain in more detail the two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney and their benefits. 

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Our Guide to Avoiding Professional Negligence

When you hire a professional, they are expected to exercise a reasonable duty of care when performing their services. If the individual does not carry out the duties set out in the contract, or the work they carry out falls below an expected standard, they have breached their duty of care – otherwise known as professional negligence. 

In this article, we will walk you through some ways you can avoid or minimise the risk of professional negligence.

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Planning Christmas as separated parents

It’s that time again when we’re transitioning into the colder months and with that, Christmas is just a stone’s throw away. Whilst it may seem like there is plenty of time to make your Christmas plans, when co-parenting following separation, there is a lot more to consider and forward planning is always advised. 

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Residential landlord and tenant law update: October 2021

A number of temporary legislative changes came into force in the midst of the pandemic to protect tenants from being evicted out of privately rented homes at short notice, given the financial and personal struggles the pandemic has caused. The continuous changes have led to a lot of confusion for both landlords and tenants alike. 

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Why workplace stress is an employment law issue

Everyone faces stresses in daily life, but continued periods of high stress have been found to be detrimental to both mental and physical health. As it is Stress Awareness Month, which runs every April through the Stress Management Society, we have decided to highlight how stresses in the workplace are an employment law issue and how employers can make simple changes to create a supportive and thriving culture.

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