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A Guide to Wills, Probate and Attorney


Start date: 14th Jan 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £57

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Helen Forster

Course code: 20SP99

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This course is for; 

Anyone who is over the age of 18 and has an interest in wills, probate and capacity matters. The course is designed to give background regarding the law in these areas, so that individuals will have an understanding of how to get their personal affairs in order. We will also be giving practical examples of everyday problems encountered in this area, and how to resolve these.

We will also discuss inheritance tax and tax planning on death, and in your lifetime to protect you and your family in respect of care and care fees.

This course will suit anyone who is looking to plan for the future, or has concerns regarding care or care fees for a loved one, as well as anyone concerned about inheritance tax.

For the first session students will need; Notebook or paper, pen and a file to hold course notes.

Additional Costs; None

The course aims

By the end of the course you should be able to understand the basic principles regarding wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney, and be aware of the pitfalls surrounding these areas.

The course will cover

How to put your legal affairs in order in a practical way, so that if anything happens your affairs can be dealt with in the right way.

We will be discussing the hey documentation required in each area, and the laws behind these, such as the Wills Act and the Mental Capacity Act. We will also be discussing care fees planning and the current inheritance tax rules, and how you can ensure you can get assets to your family either in your lifetime or on your death in as tax efficient a way as possible.

Please note that this course is intended to give general advice in this area, and is not intended to provide individual legal advice.

By the end of the course students should be able to:-

 Make an informed decision in terms of what is applicable to you or your family in terms of private client law;

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Helen Forster

Helen Forster

Helen Forster is a solicitor and Trusts and Estates Practitioner in the Yorkshire area. She has been a solicitor for over 9 years, and is a specialist in the field of private client work. She has won awards, including private client department of the year on two occasions, and being Highly Commended in the UK Modern Law Awards 2016 in the category of Rising Star.

In addition to her work, Helen also provides seminars around the country to other professionals in the field of Mental Capacity, and in particular managing people’s affairs if they cannot manage these themselves.

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