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Lasting Power of Attorney and Wills - what are they and why do they matter?

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Due to the popularity of these sessions we have added extra tickets available to colleagues in any location...

The session which will focus on Lasting Power of Attorney and Wills. The rules differ in England and Scotland, so please ensure you join the correct session.

Did you know that;

  • Lasting Power of Attorney: protects you during your lifetime
  • having a LPA gives someone you trust - usually a relative or friend the power to act on your behalf
  • without a LPA all your assets, including joint ones are frozen until a deputyship order has been granted
  • it takes 9 months to appoint a deputy and can cost a minimum of £2170
  • putting Lasting Power of Attorney in place while you are able to can avoid all the above issue

Did you know that Wills;

  • ensure your wishes are known and are respected
  • should be in place if you own a property, have children or have more than £5,000 in savings
  • set out where you want your assets to go and when
  • make gifts of sentimental value
  • choose your Executors and Trustees
  • choose your Guardians for children under 18
  • are important and should be reviewed every 3 to 5 years.

These sessions will offer a great source of information and advice to those wanting to know more. The sessions will be small and interactive with a chance to get all your questions answered.

Please note that you must  be able to access Microsoft Teams via the app or browser to join this online event. If you are unable to access this system on your work device you may wish to join using a personal device.

National 14 April 11am - book you ticket here

National 15 April 11am - book your ticket here

National 15 April 2pm - book your ticket here

National 22 April  11am - book your ticket here

National 27 April 11am - book your ticket here

National 26 May 11am - book your ticket here

National 19 May 11am - book your ticket here

National 19 May 2pm - book your ticket here

Scotland 22 June 11am - book your ticket here

Scotland 9 September 2pm - book your ticket here

 

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4 comments

  1. Comment by Andrea posted on

    I can't believe these have all sold out already?? Is there any other way of accessing these sessions?

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    • Replies to Andrea>

      Comment by Laura posted on

      Hello Andrea,

      If you're interested on a session about lasting power of attorney, The Office of the Public Guardian is the department responsible for the service.

      Email communications@publicguardian.gov.uk and they can see if they can arrange something for your department.

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  2. Comment by Julie McKie posted on

    Good morning, I am looking to seek advice and support for this matter and live in Scotland and looking to set up a LPA for both my aunt as I am her carer and also my mother in law. Each time I select Scotland sessions these are completely sold out, is there any other sessions that I may attend that would be able to offer advice and support? thank you

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  3. Comment by Michelle Greensted posted on

    Every time dates are advertised they are already all sold out when we are told about them. This is a really important session so can more dates be added as there are so many people wanting them & we can't get booked in.

    Reply

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