Experts from Bromleys Solicitors have been on the road to tell Tameside residents about the importance of making a will and making legal provisions should they become incapable of dealing with financial and/or health and care decisions themselves.
Senior associate James Charnock and wills and probate specialists Kate Fletcher and Susanne Furness from our private client team, have held a series of free roadshows for people living in care and retirement homes and their relatives.
They were staged at Joseph Jennings Court and Bourne House in Ashton-under-Lyne and at Chesworth Court in Droylsden.
Joseph Jennings Court and Chesworth Court are retirement and sheltered housing complexes which are operated by the Housing & Care 21 Group. Bourne House is a private care home.
Further roadshows are planned for the autumn.
The informal events saw James, Kate and Susanne make presentations about the importance of making a will and having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, and how best to go about doing these.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which allows the ‘donor’ to choose someone they trust to make financial and/or health and care decisions for them in the future, should they become unwilling or unable to do for themselves, say through injury or mental incapacity.
Bromleys has issued a new guide, called Planning for the Future which explains these topics in greater detail.
Kate said: “The events gave residents and their relatives the chance to have one-to-one discussions with us in an informal setting and we were warmly received at each venue.
“We are looking forward to staging further roadshows in the autumn.
“Preparing a will and planning your inheritance can be difficult, but they are important to give you and your loved ones peace of mind.
“Only if you make a will can you be sure that your estate will pass to the beneficiaries of your choice.
“Similarly, having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place can give peace of mind that decisions will be made by those with your best interests at heart.”
If you are interested in hosting a Bromleys roadshow, contact our marketing associate
via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 330 6821 to arrange a date and time.
Bromleys offers a free initial consultation and quote for people who are looking to plan for the future. To find out more, please contact one of our experts who will be happy to help:
David Hilton: email@example.com
Susanne Furness: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Darlington: email@example.com
Tel: 0161 330 6821