Dementia & My Grandma

85% of people in the South East do not have Lasting Powers of Attorney in place, documents that can be invaluable should you lose capacity. Sussex has the highest prevalence of dementia in the country, with more than 26,500 people living with dementia. My Grandma was...

Age of inheritance

When I was 17 I was in a car accident resulting in damage to my spine requiring months of physiotherapy... …I was awarded several thousand pounds in compensation from the guilty party’s insurance company and to this day I still have regular pain in my back.When...

Time to review your later life plans

During the last decade the following things have happened in my family- One Alzheimer’s diagnosis, two cancer diagnoses, four marriages, one divorce, seven house sales, one new business, three deaths and six births. If the last decade of your family’s life looks even...

Care fees and Inheritance Tax

There are few things that get people worked up as much as the idea of their property being used to fund later life care or all of it being swallowed up by inheritance tax leaving their families with nothing... …It is therefore no surprise that I am regularly...

Your Estate, Your Way

Contrary to what you may have been told there are actually very few people who could make a claim on your estate when you die. They are, your husband, wife or civil partner, your children or someone who has been financially dependent on you in the two years prior to...