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Child Trust Funds – parents need to take action now

18.06.20

In 2016, Renaissance Legal launched a campaign to highlight the problem of accessing Child Trust Funds by those who lack the mental capacity to manage their financial affairs when they reach 18 years old. All children born between 1st September 2002 and 2nd January 2011 were given funds to open a Child Trust Fund. The


Planning for the Future During Covid-19: Why and how

26.05.20

At the time of writing, the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed how we live and these changes present a number of challenges for us all.  The restrictions we face and the risk to our health is causing an enormous amount of uncertainty and worry for families of all shapes and sizes. Over the past two


Review regularly – keeping essential documents up to date

30.03.20

At the time of writing, the Covid-19 pandemic is causing enormous amounts of uncertainty both socially and economically. Whilst everyone is, quite rightly, concerned with keeping safe and healthy (and many navigating tricky financial waters), there are some simple things people might like to think about during this time. Keeping certain legal documents like Wills


Court of Protection: Personal Welfare Deputy Orders

10.09.19

The legal position regarding decision making changes once a person becomes an adult. We regularly receive calls from concerned family members asking what’s involved in applying to the Court of Protection (CoP) for a Personal Welfare Deputy Order, also known as a deputyship order, for their son or daughter. Frequently families are advised by health and