Not a gift horse

25 Jul 2016

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has
also given some easy-
to-follow guidance on the making of gifts by deputies and attorneys, which can be given to clients. First issued on 18 May, it was updated on 20 June 2016.

The Law Society practice
note of 7 June 2016 gives useful guidance for solicitors about all aspects of creating and using lasting powers of attorney, to which I will return in a later article.

We have all had the unfortunate experience of
seeing attorneys or deputies who appear to believe that they can use the donor's money as they choose, including giving a large proportion away to themselves and other friends and family.
We need to remind attorneys or deputie...

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