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Lasting Power of Attorney explained – Wards Solicitors and BRACE hold free public workshop

  • 4th Apr 2017

Looking ahead to a safe and secure future often means thinking about setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney – but what do you need to know and what do you need to do?

Wards Solicitors has got together with BRACE, a Bristol-based charity which funds vital medical research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s, to run a free legal workshop on the subject.

LPA’s explained

Jenny Pierce, Head of the Wills, Probate and Mental Capacity team at Wards Solicitors, will be there to explain how an LPA allows you to nominate friends or family members to help you yourself make decisions, or make decisions or your behalf, should you lose the ability to do so.

She will also talk through:

  • The two different types of LPA – a Property and Financial Affairs LPA and a Health and Welfare LPA
  • How to avoid the common pitfalls and how to make sure you get the right advice and appoint an appropriate person, or persons, to be your LPA

Where and when

The workshop will take place on May 16 from 6pm at Newman Hall, Grange Court Road, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 4DR.

It includes an introduction by BRACE’s chief executive, Mark Poarch, and there will also be time for a question and answer session.

Jenny Pierce said: “I am delighted to be getting together with BRACE, our charity of the year, to talk about the issues around setting up an LPA. Sadly, with more and more people diagnosed with illnesses like Alzheimer’s, an increasing number of us will need to appoint someone to oversee our affairs in the future. Making these valuable documents as part of your general estate planning saves the last minute distress and delay that will be involved in attempting to make them at the point of need.”

Book your free place

To do so, either go to the bookings page https://www.alzheimers-brace.org or contact Amanda by email at Amanda@alzheimers-brace.org or by phone: 0117 414 4831

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