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Are lasting powers of attorney open to abuse?

Lasting powers of attorney (LPA) are tools for appointing trusted people to make decisions about your finances and welfare if you lose mental capacity and are unable to make decisions for yourself. Some people who are considering LPAs express concern about what controls are in place to prevent their attorney from accessing savings or assets […]

13th March 2019 Abigail Pritchard


Ryan Yates joins the team at Beswicks

Experienced sales and marketing professional Ryan Yates has joined the team at Beswicks Legal and Beswicks Sports taking on the role of group commercial director. Ryan joins Beswicks from Netbiz Group, where he was managing director, bringing with him a wealth of commercial experience at an operational level with core strengths in sales and marketing. […]


Five top tips on settlement agreements

Formerly known as a compromise agreement, settlement agreements are used to bring employment to an end on mutually agreed terms. They often involve payment of ‘compensation’ by the employer, on the basis that the employee won’t bring any claims against them

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Majority of people unaware of the risks of using unregulated will-writers

Six out of 10 people are completely unaware that will-writers in the UK are unregulated, leaving consumers with no protection at all. By having a will written by a qualified solicitor, however, people can be sure of their adviser's professional credentials and the body that regulates the services that they provide.


First-time buyers' reliance on 'bank of mum and dad' could exempt them from stamp duty relief.

Many first-time buyers need to accrue significant savings and parental contributions in addition to a mortgage to begin their property ownership journey. But relying on the ‘bank of mum and dad’ can create problems with first-time buyer Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief.

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