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Prettys' Odyssey - Summer 2019

Summer 2019

Hello and welcome to Prettys' Odyssey Newsletter for Summer 2019. 
 
Odyssey is our members' club for clients and we hope this newsletter will help you keep up-to-date with developments in the law which may be of interest to you.  

In this edition Emma Woollard from our Estates Team brings you a comprehensive round up on why we recommend all of our clients consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney including types of LPA, what’s involved and the alternative if you don’t have an LPA in place.  We hope you find this thought provoking.
 
Our guest contribution comes from Brewin Dolphin who help us understand the pros and cons of cash and equity ISAs.
 
Finally we also include an update from the head of our Personal Injury team, Louise Plant in which she brings us up to speed on the recent changes in bereavement awards in personal injury claims. 
 
As ever, if you would like further advice on any of the issues mentioned, please contact us on zhodge@prettys.co.uk
 
With best wishes to you all for a fabulous Summer.
 
Zoe Hodge

 
Head of Estates

Contents

Lasting Powers of Attorney

WHY A LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY IS A GOOD IDEA A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint people of your choice to act on your behalf should you become mentally or physically unable to administer your finances or mentally unable to ... Read more

Should I invest in an equity ISA or a cash ISA?

Should I invest in an equity ISA or a cash ISA? ISAs are a highly effective savings tool. Savers can choose between investing their annual £20,000 allowance in cash, stocks and shares, or a mixture of the two. In Britain we have shown ourselves to ... Read more

Bereavement Awards: Finally on the move?

Over the years, modern culture and the law has changed to reflect the rights of co-habiting couples and partners in long-term relationships as being to some extent on par with those who are married or in a civil partnership. However, in terms of personal ... Read more

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