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Mooney Everett become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Abbey Wood Lodge care home

Lawyers Susan Ward and Pam Briscoe, from the wills and probate team at Mooney Everett in Ormskirk, became members of the Dementia Friendly Community when they visited Abbey Wood Lodge care home on 11 November 2015. Susan and Pam, who specialise in advising elderly clients on planning for their future, made their visit as an […]

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How to protect your children’s inheritance by Pam Briscoe

As we live longer, more adults are marrying a second or third time. Divorce among the over-60s, otherwise known as silver splitters, has risen by a third in the past decade. While most adult children are happy that their parents have companionship in old age, they may have worries over inheritance. Pam Briscoe, head of […]

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Avoiding problems with the Court of Protection by Pam Briscoe

Have you ever thought about what would happen if a loved one lost the ability to make decisions for themselves? What if a relative had a stroke or suffered from dementia? Did you know that all decisions about their finances and personal welfare could be made by a ‘secret’ court? Many people are unaware that […]

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Deeds of variation and when to use them by Pam Briscoe

Deeds of variation have hit the headlines recently with reports that Ed Miliband benefited from a variation of his fathers will some years ago. While this has attracted debate, the variation of wills is a standard practice permitted by law at least for the time being. George Osborne has recently announced that deeds of variation […]

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Failing health – avoid problems for your family with a power of attorney by Pam Briscoe

Five days after John and Jenny waved their youngest child off to university, they were relaxing on a cruise. Sadly, their second honeymoon was not to last, as John’s mother suffered a serious stroke and they had to return home immediately. John’s mother lost the use of her right side, and it would be very […]

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Susan Ward – Accredited member of Solicitors For The Elderly

For the third year running, Susan Ward, director and chartered legal executive at QualitySolicitors Mooney Everett, has been accepted as a member of Solicitors For the Elderly (SFE). This prestigious organisation is made up of lawyers throughout the country who specialise in advising older and vulnerable clients. As well as regularly advising clients in our […]

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