A retired senior judge has warned that the public needs to be alerted to risks arising from a lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system.
The Law Society has intervened at the employment appeal tribunal, successfully arguing that the tribunal should have the power to appoint a litigation friend for a claimant who lacks the mental capacity to instruct a solicitor to pursue their case.
The Law Society is concerned by suggestions that the government may bring back large hikes in probate fees that were dropped before the election. The Gazette looks at the likelihood of the ‘death tax’ returning to the government’s agenda.
This episode of ’In conversation with…’ takes a look at Business LPAs and attorney choice with Craig Ward, author of Lasting Powers of Attorney: A Practical Guide.