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The Importance of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Natalie Biggin, a Wills and Probate Solicitor based at Josiah Hincks’ Market Harborough office attended a Legacy event at Warwick Castle in support of the Alzheimer’s Society, (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/), with the aim of providing valuable information regarding Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Around 150 supporters attended the event, many of whom had direct links with dementia, including carers, family and friends as well as some who themselves are dementia sufferers.

Natalie was able to provide advice and guidance in relation to why it is important to make a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney and how making a donation in a Will can make a difference to the research and support offered by the Alzheimer’s Society, both now and in the future, as well as having advantages for the individual, such as reduced inheritance tax liability.

Natalie explains, “Whilst none of us like to think about becoming ill in the future and not being in full control of our lives, it is extremely important that we plan for that possibility. Making a Will gives you control of where your assets will go and Lasting Powers of Attorney enable our loved ones to make the necessary arrangements for our care. They also give you control over who is looking after you and ensuring that the care provided is in accordance with your wishes”.

If you would like further advice and information regarding any aspects of Wills, Powers of Attorney or Probate matters, please contact Natalie on 01858 462 462.