Power of Attorney

Planning for the future – Lasting Powers of Attorney

Planning for the future… It’s something we do so often – from buying your first house, to career moves and promotion, from starting a family to starting retirement – these are all usual milestones. So what about planning for a time when we are unable to make decisions for ourselves? If you start to lose […]

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition that occurs as a result of being involved in or witnessing a traumatic event or series of events in which threat to life, serious injury or abuse has occurred, resulting in psychological trauma. In the UK alone, there are currently 2 million people living with PTSD. […]

A positive step forward in the diagnosis of Sepsis

A positive step forward in the diagnosis of Sepsis

Sepsis is a form of blood poisoning, where the immune system overreacts to an infection or injury and attacks the bodies own organs and tissue. With early diagnosis, it can be treated with antibiotics but delays in treatment can result in organ failure and death. Five people are killed every hour by sepsis in the […]

Court of Protection

Can I change deputy?

We are often asked whether it is possible to change the deputy appointed by the Court of Protection. The answer is: yes, there is a formal process through which the Court of Protection can be asked to appoint a different deputy. From our experience of working with clients on applications to change deputy, there are […]

Spotting the signs of Pre-eclampsia

Spotting the signs of Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a medical condition that effects up to 6% of pregnant women in the UK, usually during the last 20 weeks of pregnancy or soon after the baby is born. The condition involves a presence of protein in urine and/or high blood pressure. Tests for pre-eclampsia are carried out at routine antenatal appointments in […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every 40 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone loses their life to suicide. In 2018, in Britain alone, 6,507 people sadly took their own life; an increase of 11.8% compared to 2017.Of this, three quarters were men. Whilst mental health has become less of a taboo subject and more support networks have been put in […]

Blue Badge Scheme

Blue Badge Scheme – Changes coming into force today

In August last year, we discussed that the Blue Badge scheme, operating in England was set to undergo significant changes in 2019. – These changes have today come into force. The most significant amendments to the scheme will see people with ‘hidden disabilities’ being granted access to a Blue Badge, including those who: Cannot undertake […]

back to school

Counting down the days to September?

The school summer holidays – six weeks of sunshine, holidays and fun family days out… or so they are often portrayed. The reality for some families is far from this. Pressures on couples are often increased during school holiday periods as the challenges of childcare, financial demands and a desire to provide exciting and memorable […]

Football

Shining Light in Dark Corners – Chelsea FC Abuse Report

A report into allegations of grooming and sexual abuse against Eddie Heath; a former Chief Scout at Chelsea Football Club has found that he was a dangerous and prolific paedophile. Allegations started coming to light when ex-players made reports about abuse that had taken place in the 1970s – the victims being players who were […]

Delays with Probate Registry

Nationwide delays at the Probate Registries this year have been causing frustration to the public and legal practitioners alike. It is now typical to face a wait of up to thirteen weeks for probate to be granted from the date that the application was first submitted to the registry. A recent article published by the […]