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Why you need a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney

Wills and lasting power of attorneys are very useful and necessary documents that serve different purposes. Wills protect the interests of your beneficiaries after you have died, whereas the lasting power of attorneys protects your interests during your lifetime. The moment you die, the power of attorneys cease, and your Will becomes relevant. See outlined below some additional reasons for making these documents, which you may not have thought about. Five reasons why you should make a Lasting Power of …

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Making a Lasting Power of Attorney is just as important as making a Will

Making a Lasting Power of Attorney

The Covid-19 outbreak has driven many of us to think more about putting our affairs in order. Making a Will is often regarded as the most important step for long term planning – with making a Lasting Power of Attorney sometimes seen as an afterthought. But if your goal is to ensure your affairs run smoothly with as little future stress or upset for your loved ones, having a LPA in place is just as important.

Who can make ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ decisions for me?

Do not resuscitate

As if Covid-19 itself has not already created enough panic amongst us, reports that blanket ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) orders were being issued without consulting patients individually has left many of us worried about our future care – and that of our loved ones. We look at the law surrounding DNR orders and the extent to which your wishes will be complied with.

Paul King discusses Covid-19 challenges with Leaders Council

Paul King

Today’s Leaders Council blog features Paul King, CEO of April King, discussing the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on the firm. Paul is a member of the Council which is chaired by former Home Secretary and Education Secretary, Lord Blunkett and brings together the most influential figures from across the country.

Paul King welcomed to the Leader’s Council

Leaders Council

April King is proud to announce that our CEO Paul King is now a member of the Leader’s Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Paul was welcomed to the Council following an interview with the Council last week when he discussed the impact of Covid-19 on the firm.

Getting help with managing your affairs

We look at the different options open to you if you are struggling to manage your affairs including Lasting Powers of Attorney, Ordinary Powers of Attorney, Third Party Mandates, Appointees and more.