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Wills, Trusts & Probate

When Death is Not the Last Word

In the first of a series of articles Sarah Lacey, a Chancery Barrister at 3 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn, practising in all areas of trusts, probate and tax, examines the tax consequences of post death rearrangements, and in particular Deeds of Variation.

Charitable Gifts for Elderly Clients

Elderly clients are often more inclined than the younger generation to make charitable gifts in their Wills; the reasons for this are varied. They may have a larger estate with fewer dependents; they often have personal experience of charities e.g., through relatives suffering disease and receiving help from a particular charity. Surviving spouses who are childless may be particularly interested in charitable bequests and the solicitor needs to advise appropriately on the various options and pitfalls. In this article Emma Chamberlain discusses some of the common issues that can arise.

Paying for Nursing and Residential Care: A Unique Survey

Derek Wright, Assistant Director at Kleinworth Benson Private Bank, provides ECA readers with results and analysis from an exclusive independent survey conducted during the past year. The survey involved questioning hundreds of individuals who acted as affairs managers for a relative or friend in residential or nursing care.

Court of Protection: Case Reports

Enduring power of attorney ''Capacity Solicitor receiving instructions from a third party''. Seeing the client alone ''Need for contemporaneous medical evidence''. Reading the explanatory information in Part A of the prescribed form ''questions susceptible to the answers Yes or No'' Capacity to revoke an enduring power.

Planning Appropriate Life Interest Wills For Second Marriage Situations

Ralph Rays article (Volume 1 Issue 6) raises some interesting points on good practice and it may be helpful to look at possible areas where complaints could be raised by disappointed beneficiaries (who are only too alert these days to demanding higher standards of expertise by solicitors and other professionals).

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