Discover my top tips
Don’t be afraid to speak to a solicitor if you have a niggling question. A lot of clients say they have put off seeking help for fear of asking a silly question or not wanting to address a potential issue. A lot of the time the things clients are worried about can be easily resolved and it is much better to do so now than to delay and potentially cause more problems later.
Don’t try to write your own will! What sometimes seems straightforward and cost-saving can often lead to much greater issues and cost later on
Make Lasting Powers of Attorney. Sadly, I frequently receive calls from clients saying that a family member has lost capacity and that they need to be able to access their finances to pay for care. Without a power of attorney no-one has automatic authority to manage your affairs. I hope you never need to use one but powers of attorney can provide enormous reassurance to family should the worst happen