Lasting Powers of Attorney – The importance of understanding your role.

An LPA is a legal document that enables an individual (known as a Donor) to appoint a trusted person or people (known as Attorneys) to manage their affairs and make decisions on their behalf in the event that they lose mental capacity.   There are two types of LPA:    A Property and Finance LPA; and    A Health and Welfare LPA.   If you are asked to be an attorney for someone, it is…

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Estate Planning

What is estate planning and why is it important   Many people will think planning what happens to your estate when you die is the extent of ‘estate planning’, when in fact there are a host of tools that not only enables the family and any business you leave behind, to understand your wishes, but to implement them more easily and at less cost.     Making plans for your death during your lifetime is not a process many enjoy,…

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Life Interest Trusts

Life Interest Trusts – what are they and why they are useful? Not many people have heard of a Life Interest Trust, let alone know what one is or why they are useful tools to secure assets and funds for future generations, whilst ensuring they can still be enjoyed or used to care for others during their lifetime. Life Interest Trusts can be set up in a Will, allowing for a loved one to have the benefit, or enjoyment, of the…

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Personal Injury Trusts

Personal Injury Trusts

With thousands of personal injury claims made a year, we look at the importance of Personal Injury Trusts for those not only on means-tested benefits, but when planning for future care costs and benefit claims. When a person has suffered from an injury for which compensation is payable, one question is how it will affect any benefits they have been claiming either prior to or following the injury.  However, regardless of the amount awarded following a claim, this is not something…

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Guardianship

Guardianship – ensuring your children are placed with those you trust through your Will

Whilst watching the BBC’s latest underwater thriller ‘Vigil’ an important point raised its head, which would have been missed by many, or at most a tear would have been shed for the main character’s heartbreak.     In case you missed it (and this is not a spoiler alert), the main character lost her partner of many years, which was sad in itself, however, at that point she also lost the daughter she had raised and called her own.  The…

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Personal Injury Trusts

With thousands of personal injury claims made a year, we look at the importance of Personal Injury Trusts for those not only on means-tested benefits, but when planning for future care costs and benefit claims. Introduction When a person has suffered from an injury for which compensation is payable, one question is how it will affect any benefits they have been claiming either prior to or following the injury.  However, regardless of the amount awarded following a claim, this is not something…

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Applications for Child Arrangements Made Simpler

When you are embroiled in family proceedings, you will have most likely heard of a Section 8 Order or come across a C100 Form. Understanding the difference between the Orders or knowing how to complete the form can be daunting, especially when you read the words “Specific Issue Order, Prohibited Steps Order or a Child Arrangements Order.” However, once you understand which Order you require and any other forms that may need to be included with the application, as long as you take your time and have all the information you need, it is something you…

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Business Interruption

Overprotected…? When others have power to make decisions for you

Whether you are a fan of the pop princess Britney Spears or managed to avoid the pink fluffy pens and pigtails phase of the late 90s, the current stories emerging from the conservatorship case of Ms Spears, has caught the attention of thousands worldwide.  The thought that a person can be so closely controlled is causing outrage, especially over a woman’s bodily autonomy.     But many are also questioning what a “conservatorship” actually is and whether this could be done to any person.     There are different…

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Financial Help For Businesses During Lockdown

The last year has been a rollercoaster for not just the public but businesses big and small.  As the Government scrambles to catch up, businesses have been left in even more confusing predicaments trying to ensure they not only stay afloat but also meet health and safety laws and have enough staff to cover the work that is there. The latest guidance may not seem too dissimilar to the previous full lockdown, but for those wishing to know what financial help…

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Childcare And Financial Help For Working Parents During Lockdown

Last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister was expected by many, but has left many confused, worried and unsure about whether the news is welcomed or not. There is no doubt that something needed to be done to stop the spread of the new variant of the virus, however the timing could have been better, especially for working parents. Here at Tiger Law many of our staff have young families, so can understand the worry of trying to juggle home-schooling and…

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