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Child Trust Fund Campaign Update – September 2020

21.09.20

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

09.09.20

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

25.08.20

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

24.08.20

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


New online option for signing Wills

13.08.20

On 25th July 2020, it was announced that Wills witnessed remotely (i.e. over Zoom and Skype) are to be legalised, in a significant overhaul of probate legislation driven by Covid-19. Up until now, The Wills Act of 1837 has meant that Wills must be signed in the physical presence of two witnesses. What do the