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Legally Speaking: Lasting Powers of Attorney
Legally Speaking: Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lockdown certainly gives us the opportunity to discover our hidden talents and strengths. My partner, Martin, has built a deck in our garden having never done any DIY in his life. YouTube tutorials...

Legally Speaking: Working from Home
Legally Speaking: Working from Home

So, like many, I am now working predominantly from home. After a holiday to Thailand I found myself in self-isolation on my return and the world had changed beyond recognition in just fourteen days....

Making a Will and/or Lasting Powers of Attorneys
Making a Will and/or Lasting Powers of Attorneys

As the situation around coronavirus and the government guidelines change, we all have to adapt to a new way of a living and in record time. We understand that for many there are concerns over their...

Is it enough to have ‘next of kin’?
Is it enough to have ‘next of kin’?

Is it enough to have ‘next of kin’? As a solicitor I am often faced with people’s mistrust of the legal profession. There is still a stereotypical view of a solicitor as a...

When should I make a Lasting Powers of Attorney?
When should I make a Lasting Powers of Attorney?

It is a common misconception that Lasting Powers of Attorney are just for the elderly. Mental and physical incapacity can strike at any time, with young people equally at risk of capacity loss as a...

Lasting Powers of Attorney: 5 Common Myths
Lasting Powers of Attorney: 5 Common Myths

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) lets you appoint another person to make decisions and act on your behalf if you lose mental capacity. Despite the importance of such document, millions of people...

Mental Capacity: Time to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets.
Mental Capacity: Time to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets.

Having just spent a week on a narrow boat in the rain with the long-suffering Martin, our four adult children, a couple of partners and the dog I thought this month I would consider what constitutes...

Power of Attorney - How we can help
Power of Attorney - How we can help

There is a lot of excitement in the office this month! December is the month of Christmas jumpers, Best Christmas Room Competition (Private Client won last year so the pressure is on!) and a few...

Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?
Do you want to leave something in your Will to Charity?

Many of us support charities, be it with regular donations, volunteering or taking part in fundraisers from raft races to shaving of heads. Everyone at Pardoes always seem particularly keen to...

Power of Attorney refund scheme
Power of Attorney refund scheme

Last year the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) announced they will be rolling out a refund scheme for anyone that registered a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney between the 1 April 2013 and 31...