Statutory wills news

 

Q&A with the Court of Protection team

Over the following weeks we will be sharing a series of question and answer articles about our day-to-day lives in a Court of Protection team. This week, I interviewed  Ruth Meyer  who is a partner and head of the Court of Protection team. ...

Statutory Will - speculating on the wishes of someone who lacks capacity and their best interests

A recent case concerning a Statutory Will has highlighted the difficulties of trying to speculate on the wishes of someone who lacks capacity and what is in their best interests. What is a Statutory Will? If a person is over the age of 18 and lacks the...

Family members and Statutory Wills - can you withhold notification?

A Statutory Will is a will made on behalf of a person who does not have the required mental capacity to make a will and which is authorised by the court. Statutory Wills can be fraught with difficulty. Not only are vast amounts of information required to...

The Court of Protection: A History

Here at Boyes Turner, we have a rapidly expanding and developing Court of Protection team which is headed by the Court of Protection Partner and professional deputy, Ruth Meyer. The team is now made up of six members and is always busy with new and existing...

If only...

If only I had somehow managed to persuade my beloved mum to sign a  Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) , I would not have spent the last three years of my life, becoming a lay expert on the  Court of Protection . I count myself fortunate and...

Changes to the Intestacy Rules - is it time for a Statutory Will?

If you die without having made a Will, the Intestacy Rules are the legal framework which determines who will inherit your estate. These rules have recently been updated, but are still ‘one size fits all’.  The reality is that modern...

A day in the life...Ruth Meyer, Court of Protection Solicitor

No two days are the same! This one started at 8.31am with a three inch thick bundle of post and an inbox full of emails to get through. By mid-morning I had met with one of the banks that manages thirty  of our clients’ accounts to discuss...

Boyes Turner strengthen Court of Protection service - Anne Pearson joins from Harris Cartier

Anne Pearson has joined Boyes Turner’s Court of Protection team which provides a Professional Deputy service and also advises families on  deputyship  issues. The team specialises in setting up compensation trusts for children and adults...

A Will or Trust could have saved the situation...

A  recent story on the BBC News , regarding a man who was jailed for sharing his father’s industrial compensation, brought home the stark reality of how easily the situation could have been avoided just through seeking wealth protection...

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Boyes Turner client

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