Entries by Adrian Dunford

Planning ahead – Health & Welfare.

Around one third of people in the UK have made no provision for old age, whether through a pension, writing a will, saving for retirement, making funeral plans or creating a lasting power of attorney, according to new research. By 2025, more than 13 million people who are at risk of mental incapacity will be […]

Why a professionally written Will is so important

Everybody knows the importance of having a Will, as this is something that is often highlighted to us, but what isn’t often mentioned is the importance of making sure that Will is properly written and therefore legally binding. Yet, a Will written incorrectly, or not properly witnessed, could be equal to not having written a […]

Joint Bank Accounts and Lasting Powers of Attorney

There has been lots of debate recently about whether or not a Power of Attorney is relevant where clients own joint bank accounts. There is a general misconception that when one party loses capacity the party who still has capacity can still access the funds. THIS IS INCORRECT. The British Bankers’ Association guidance states that […]

Top 10 Funeral Plan Choices

Funeral plans are an ever more popular way to cut costs and ensure peace of mind. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose – and your choices are the most important part of any plan. Here, then, are the top 10 funeral plan decisions that millions of people have already made and will […]

6 out of 10 adults do not have a Will

Thinking about a time when you are no longer around may feel uncomfortable, but failing to plan ahead can risk leaving a serious financial headache and expense for loved-ones who are left behind. New research shows that six in ten adults are taking this risk as they do not have a will. Many think a […]

Top Ten Eulogy Questions

Being asked to provide the Eulogy at a funeral is both a big honour and a big responsibility. Here are some of the questions you might want to ask yourself if the honour and responsibility come your way. 1. Will you be able to do it? Preparing a eulogy requires careful thought and attention to […]

Dementia -The importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

Dementia is already a significant problem for many people in the U.K. According to figures from the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia, with that figure expected to pass the million marks by 2025 and the two million marks by 2050. Alzheimer’s Disease International suggests that across the globe, a […]