Making a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney’s

“When a person is fully prepared, and has their affairs organised, he or she can be said to have his or her ducks in a row. Ensuring that you have a legally valid Will and a Court registered Lasting Power of Attorney will mean that when it comes to matters of estate and life planning, your ducks will be correctly in order. These essential legal documents will ensure that your wishes are carried out as you would want; be that regarding the division of your estate on death or managing your affairs should you become incapable of making decisions yourself.

So says Ben Davies, Associate and Head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team at Prince Evans Solicitors LLP.

A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever write, so it is important to ensure that it is done properly and kept up to date with life changing events you may face such as marriage, divorce, a child being born, a health scare, a new house etc. With the landscape of succession planning set to change, as the implementation of the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 fast approaches, this is now an ideal opportunity for you to review your estate and have a legally valid Will prepared.

Where a person lacks the requisite mental capacity to make decisions concerning their own personal and financial affairs, it is too late to have a Lasting Power of Attorney drawn up. Do not run the risk of leaving it too late and being left unprepared. Ensure that your affairs are in order now by creating a Lasting Power of Attorney.

In my opinion, having in place an up-to-date legally valid Will and a Court approved Lasting Power of Attorney can be a great relief to those dearest to you, and can lessen the hardship they may face when attending to your estate on death, or making decisions in your best interests on your behalf during your lifetime.”

Prince Evans are holding a free ‘need to know’ seminar on Making a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney’s on Tuesday 24th February 2015 from 5:30pm at Ealing Golf Club.

Should you wish book a place, you must register with Louise Heasman on 07950 248038 or e-mail her at