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Practical Considerations when making Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document where a ‘principal’ appoints an ‘attorney’ to act on their behalf in relation to their legal and financial affairs. When dealing with individuals, there are two broad categories of powers of attorney, namely: A General Power of Attorney which allows the attorney to act whilst the principal […]

Ademption – what is it and how to avoid it?

Ademption is a long standing common law doctrine. In a modern-day Will making context the doctrine of ademption is where a gift in a Will fails to pass to the nominated beneficiary as a result of the testator no longer owning that property at their date of death. Where an ademption occurs not only does […]