Over 40 members of an internationally renowned professional women’s group, whose aim is to improve the lives, education and standing of women and girls in communities around the world, gathered in a recent event in Morecambe for a legal update from Birchall Blackburn solicitors.
Members of Soroptimist International’s North West branches held their latest Friendship Event in the town, learning about the importance of professionally prepared wills and lasting power of attorney from solicitors from the law firm’s Morecambe office, on Victoria Street.
Birchall Blackburn partner Cathy MacCracken, was joined at the event by colleagues Kristina Smith and Alan Shellcross who are specialists in wills, probate, trusts and advising elderly clients.
The speakers gave a presentation dealing with legal areas relating to diminished legal capacity due to dementia, wills and lasting powers of attorney.
Kristina Smith, solicitor at Birchall Blackburn said: “The legal issues of particular relevance to the over 55s can be complex and we saw the Soroptimist International event as an opportunity to promote the benefits of planning ahead.
“One area of great interest was the benefits of having lasting power of attorney. A professionally drafted lasting power of attorney can help families of those who are unable to look after their own personal and financial affairs, to deal with all their financial needs such as house sales, local authority financial assessments and payment of care fees, or even something as basic as being able to pay their bills.”
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