Russell and Russell Solicitors can deal with all the legal aspects of your new life together. Whether you’re buying or selling a property, looking to protect your assets, thinking about starting a family or want to leave your possessions to those you care about, we can help.
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A sad, but very important issue involving care homes
Ensure Your Health and Welfare With a Power of Attorney
The issue of care and welfare is gaining more and more coverage in the media. It’s not surprising really as there are more of us living well in to old age. Not only that, mental health and well being is high on the social agenda.
The subject presents a thorny question; how will you be looked after if anything happens to you? If you’re diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition, such as dementia what will you do? If you need care because you’ve been involved in an accident that’s left you mentally unable to cope on your own, or if you simply need more help as you age, whether that be at home or in a residential care facility, how will you ensure you’re well being is taken care of?
From a legal perspective, there’s a simple answer: a Lasting Power of Attorney. This is a legal document which allows a person (the donor) to select another person, or persons, to act on their behalf if they can no longer do it for themselves.
Anyone who’s been involved in a non fault low value road traffic accident should make sure they speak to a solicitor about making a claim for compensation as the threshold for is increasing to £5,000 soon.
New laws being brought in by the government are set to change the way people can claim compensation for road traffic accidents. Changes to what have become known as the whiplash reforms are set to come in to force in April, although the precise implementation date isn’t currently known. What is known, however, is that the new rules mean that anyone involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault will have to sustain injuries valued in excess of £5,000 in order to make a compensation claim through a solicitor. Currently, the threshold for making a claim for a road traffic injury is £1,000 and the majority of solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis so that clients don’t have take on the financial burden of pursuing a claim. https://www.russellrussell.co.uk/news/post/time-running-out-for-road-traffic-accident-claims
Published on - Tue, 11 Feb 2020
Divorce.What are your options?
Divorce Petitions Rocket in January When it comes to divorce, January is the busiest month of the year for solicitors and relationship counsellors. Tensions, anxieties and resentments boil over during the Christmas period, pushing already stretched relationships to breaking point, prompting internet searches about divorce to peak. Amanda Connor takes us through what is involved and what options are available https://www.russellrussell.co.uk/news/post/divorce-petitions-rocket-in-january
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