This summer, Forrester Sylvester Mackett are donating £25 to Alzheimer’s Society for every Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) they complete.

It is estimated by Alzheimer’s Society that by 2025 more than 1 million people in the UK will have dementia. For those people who do not have an LPA, handling their financial affairs and making medical or care decisions on their behalf can become virtually impossible.

An LPA is a legal document in which you can appoint trusted individuals (such as your relatives or friends) to make decisions on your behalf. You can make two different types of LPA:

  • Property and Affairs: This LPA will allow individuals of your choice to help you manage your money, property and finances.
  • Health and Welfare: This LPA will allow individuals of your choice to make decisions about health and care which may include what medical treatment you receive and where you live.

Read more about why you might want to put an LPA in place here.

Rachel Saunders, Head of the Private Client Department at FSM Solicitors said, “Each year our staff vote for a ‘charity of the year’ and all fundraising efforts go towards that organisation. For 2020 the firm is supporting Alzheimer’s Society, however lots of our plans have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Donating £25 for every LPA we complete is a great way to provide some much-needed fundraising for this excellent charity, as well as giving us the chance to highlight the importance of later life planning to our current and prospective clients.”

FSM Solicitors’ offices are all open and the team are ready to help with your legal requirements. Please pre-book an appointment or call 01225 755621 for more information.

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