Can Power of Attorney Make Gifts?

Can power of attorney make gifts on behalf of the person they act for ("the donor")? In short, yes, in certain limited circumstances. Fundamentally, an attorney's role is to look after the donor's financial best interests, and the rules surrounding gift-giving are there to protect the donor and to give the attorney guidance. Where possible,... Continue Reading →

Can Power of Attorney Change a Will?

Clients ask me from time to time "Can Power of Attorney change a Will?" It's an interesting question, and you would think the answer should be "Definitely not." In fact, believe it or not, there are circumstances in which an attorney can apply to court to change a person's Will. The person in question must... Continue Reading →

Wills and Power of Attorney

Wills and Power of Attorney Below is my article about making Wills and Power of Attorney, published this week on "Award-winning lifestyle website for women", Annabel & Grace. COULD BE TIME FOR SOME LIFE ADMIN: WILLS & POWERS OF ATTORNEY Making Wills and Power of Attorney tend to languish on the to-do list somewhere below... Continue Reading →

Put someone you trust in control, if you lose capacity to run your own affairs

Here's my article about Lasting Power of Attorney, published recently on, which is a remarkably entertaining online magazine for over 60s! Whilst you're there, it also has some very good, contemporary content about the challenges of self-isolation and working from home. By Rebecca D’Arcy, Chiltern Wills Now could be the perfect time to get... Continue Reading →

How to prepare for Coronavirus

Many people are wondering how to prepare for Coronavirus. Worryingly, 13 more cases of Coronavirus were confirmed in the UK today according to the BBC News, bringing the total number of UK cases to 36, including patients in London and Surrey. It seems inevitable now that the virus will spread more widely in the UK.... Continue Reading →

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