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 …
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.
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.
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.