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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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  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?

    • 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 and they can see if they can arrange something for your department.

  2. Comment by Carol Paisley posted on

    I tried immediately to get booked but it was just saying sold out?

  3. Comment by Claudine posted on

    Yes please can you let me know if you will be organising any more sessions, or whether you have speakers that you use that individual Depts can then set up their own sessions with. Many thanks.

  4. Comment by claire posted on

    Why send these links when everything I look into are sold out?

  5. Comment by Ali posted on

    I had booked onto the previous session but had IT issues and was unable to join the link. Since then, every session has been sold out. Can you please advice, what more I can do to book on

  6. Comment by Lisa Tinklin posted on

    I would also like to know when there will be more sessions available

  7. Comment by Cathy Duggan posted on

    Please can you set up further sessions or record your session so we can access it.

  8. Comment by Julie Hunter posted on

    Just been on to book myself on this and it is all showing as sold out. When will this be available again or is it a system issue.

  9. Comment by Barry posted on

    Agree, only just got many spaces existed?

  10. Comment by Yvonne posted on

    Please can you add more sessions or make a recording available? Thank you

  11. Comment by Harjit Kang posted on

    All sold out, will there be any more sessions available in future?

  12. Comment by Shilpa Thakur posted on

    Hi, I think this topic is so important to all, the sessions literally sell out straight away, please can you put on more sessions. thanks, or be put on a waiting list?

  13. Comment by Sarah posted on

    Are there plans to record any of the sessions to make the information available to as many people as possible?

  14. Comment by Andy Roach posted on

    Please hold regular sessions which will ensure demand is met.

  15. 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

  16. Comment by Tony Washington posted on

    Given that the events are now fully booked are there any plans to record them for reference?

  17. Comment by Andy Tingle posted on

    As these extra tickets/sessions are all sold out are there any plans to put on extra, extra tickets/sessions?

  18. Comment by Angela posted on

    Hi I come back in after two days off and all have sold out already? Like Andrea asked is there any other way we can view these sessions? (For England).
    thank you.

  19. Comment by Robert Faulds posted on

    Is it possible to have more Scottish Sessions and the existing are all full

  20. Comment by Pauline Mullings posted on

    I cant believe the dates are sold out to !

    Are there any more dates for this very important topic

    29 March 2021

  21. Comment by Gillian Bell posted on

    Are you doing any more of these sessions, they are clearly popular and needed? Thank You

  22. Comment by David Cox posted on

    is it possible to run more events being as this appears to be a popular topic? Having sold out on ALL the dates very quickly

  23. 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.

  24. Comment by Jill Worthington posted on

    Sessions all sold out immediately as mentioned by previous poster, is it possible to get more places and/or sessions please?

  25. Comment by Errikos Stroris posted on

    Is there any possibility to announce additional sessions as those already announced are sold out all? I'm very interested in these sessions.Thank you

  26. Comment by Catherine Treacy posted on

    I have been sent the link by my line manager but found all the national dates were sold out. Very disappointed.

    • Replies to Catherine Treacy>

      Comment by John Mark Haskey posted on

      Catherine, sorry to hear you weren't able to get a place. These sessions have been very much in demand - pls keep an eye on these blog pages to see if we are able to run more in the future.