LEGAL MATTERS: Make sure your loved ones have a lasting power of attorney

  Posted: 30.06.20 at 12:40 by The Editor

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IT is estimated by the Alzheimer’s Society that, by 2025, more than one million people in the UK will have dementia.

For those people who do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), handling their financial affairs and making medical or care decisions on their behalf can become virtually impossible.

This is why this summer, Trowbridge firm of solicitors Forrester Sylvester Mackett are donating £25 to the Alzheimer’s Society for every Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) they complete.

An LPA is a legal document in which you can appoint trusted individuals, such as your relatives or friends, to make decisions on your behalf.

There are two different types of LPA that can be made.

First, there is Property and Affairs. This LPA will allow individuals of your choice to help you manage your money, property and finances.

The other is Health and Welfare. This LPA will allow individuals of your choice to make decisions about health and care which may include what medical treatment you receive and where you live.

Rachel Saunders, Head of the Private Client Department at FSM Solicitors said, “Each year, our staff vote for a ‘charity of the year’ and all fundraising efforts go towards that organisation.
"For 2020, the firm is supporting Alzheimer’s Society, however lots of our plans have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Donating £25 for every LPA we complete is a great way to provide some much-needed fund-raising for this excellent charity, as well as giving us the chance to highlight the importance of later life planning to our current and prospective clients.”

FSM Solicitors’ office in Trowbridge are open and the team are ready to help with your legal requirements.

Please pre-book an appointment by visiting, or call 01225 755621 for more information.

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