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I’m a Trustee – What do I need to know?


So you’ve found out that you have been named as a Trustee and now need to consider what this involves.  For many people the concept of a Trust is new to them and, therefore, the possibility of acting as a Trustee may be quite daunting. Some general information about Trusts and their administration can be

Child Trust Fund Campaign Update – September 2020


In 2016, we launched the Child Trust Fund Access campaign and at the end of August this year we reported that the first children in the UK to receive a Child Trust Fund will be 18 on the 1st September 2020. We shared our concern that this – together with delays in the Court of

Practical tips for Estate Administration – part two


As we explained in the introductory piece in this new blog series on estate administration, when someone dies it can seem there are an overwhelming number of jobs which need to be done. In part two of the series below, we aim to provide a useful step by step guide of what needs to done

The Turner Family

What if it’s too late? An interview with a family whose child with a life limiting condition has money held in a Child Trust Fund


Following the recent media interest in the #ChildTrustFundAccess campaign, which is shining the spotlight on the issue of families and carers with disabled children being able to access their Child Trust Fund, we interview Andrew and Jenny – parents of Mikey who turns eighteen shortly. Can you tell us a little bit about your son Mikey?

New changes on the use of Lasting Powers of Attorney


The Office of The Public Guardian has launched a new online service to make the use of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) easier. The new tool currently applies to LPAs registered after 17 July 2020. The Office of the Public Guardian also have plans to widen the use of the tool to LPAs registered earlier