Unmarried couples’ pension rights on death

Unmarried couples’ pension rights on death are likely to be improved across the UK following a landmark Supreme Court ruling earlier this month.   The case involved a woman who was denied access to her long-term partner’s pension after he died unexpectedly. Following a ruling in her favour, others in her position could now become entitled to claim a “survivor’s pension”. Denise Brewster and Lenny McMullan had lived together for 10 years and owned their

Pitfalls of a “DIY” Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal document that allows a person (or “donor”) to choose one or more individuals (or “attorneys”) to handle their affairs in the event that they can no longer do so themselves, for example if they lose mental capacity. Attorneys are able to make important decisions on behalf of the donor, involving their property, money, medical treatment and end of life wishes. As such, an LPA is

Cremation or burial? Put your choice in your Will.

When considering their funeral wishes most people decide between cremation or burial. By making a will you can ensure your personal views are known. The Catholic Church brought issues around this choice to the forefront this week in a press conference held on October 25th, where new guidance was presented regarding the burial of the dead and conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation. The Vatican Press Office stated, “The Church earnestly recommends that the

Sinclairslaw Head of Private Client Wales

Sinclairslaw has appointed Lisa Davies as head of its newly-established private client department covering Wales and the South West. Lisa graduated from Oxford University in 1993 with a degree in law before going on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London, and her training contract with Osbornes Solicitors, London. She has since worked in niche firms across South Wales, including Gabb & Co Solicitors in Abergavenny and Leo Abse &

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