Assuming the role of a Deputy for a loved one – what’s involved?

Kerry Davey, a solicitor at JMP Solicitors, sheds light on the responsibilities of deputyship and offers guidance on how best to fulfil this role if you’ve been appointed. When individuals are unable to make significant decisions for themselves due to mental incapacity, the concept of deputyship is invoked to ensure their affairs are handled responsibly.…

The Responsibilities of Selling a Property as an Executor

  Experiencing the loss of a loved one is an extremely distressing period. The practical aspects that must be dealt with during this phase can also be quite daunting. Sharon Galley, Head of Property at JMP Solicitors, explains that acting as an executor and selling a property adds another layer of challenge to the process.…

Unravelling the Probate Process: A Guide to Estate Settlement

Kerry Davey, a solicitor in the Private Client team at JMP Solicitors, explains the Probate Process when a loved one has passed away. Dealing with the passing of a loved one can be an emotionally challenging time. Alongside the grieving process, there are practical matters that need attention, such as asset distribution and settling the…

The Implications of Life without a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

In our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook important legal arrangements that can significantly impact our future well-being. One of these is the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), a document that grants authority to a chosen individual or for individuals making decisions on your behalf in case you lose the mental capacity to do so.…

Revisiting Your Will: The Impact of Marriage or Civil Partnership

Marriage and civil partnerships mark significant milestones in life. Amidst the joy and celebration, it’s important to consider the legal and practical aspects that come with such life events. One question that often arises is whether you need to update your will to align with your new marital status. Kerry Davey, a solicitor in JMP…

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Challenging a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Order

DoLS ensures that people who can’t consent to their care arrangements in a care home or a hospital are protected if those arrangements “deprive them of their liberty”. For example, some-one has gone into hospital for a routine procedure. They take a while to recover and the medication or maybe a urinary tract infection is…

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Alarming rise in Lasting Power of Attorney being used in financial abuse of dementia sufferers

LPA stands for Lasting Power of Attorney. It is a powerful legal document. It is the power of an individual to appoint some-one as their official attorney to make decisions on their behalf in the future over property, finances or even healthcare and care decisions. You can appoint an attorney at any time, you just…

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Congratulations in order!

Congratulations go to co-owner of JMP Solicitors and Head of Private Client department – Yvonne Carratt – who has been honoured with becoming an Associate Member of STEP – The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners. STEP is an organisation that aims to improve public understanding of the issues families face in relation to inheritance…