Why everyone, no matter how famous, should have a power of attorney
A Scottish court has considered whether or not a will satisfied the requirements of a consent for the purposes of IVF, which raises some wider considerations. A recent case has considered whether or not wording in a will amounted to giving effective consent by the deceased for the storage and use of his sperm to […]
Charities and third sector organisations haven never been so important in recent times as now. Similarly, legal, governance and risk issues have also rarely been as stark as in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s some topics for trustees, directors and managers to think about in order to navigate the current situation. And the […]
It may be a little while until we are physically putting hands up to vote at AGMs. This is an update on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill covering certain AGM and other arrangements during the covid-19 situation. The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill has now been published. This paves the way for certain AGM/general […]
A Canadian case has led to a will being written as it was ‘unfair’ to one child. What would happen in Scotland in that situation? The British Columbia Supreme Court has decided that a father’s will should be varied to reflect his ‘moral obligation’ to his adult daughter when there was an unequal division of […]
Help with drafting wills and powers of attorney
An analysis of IHT Residence Nil Rate Band and the benefit of making a PET.
Now is time to actively look at estate planning