Dear Reader, The Christmas songs keep on telling us that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. For most hopefully it is, but for many people and families especially, the loss of a parent, husband or wife, child, brother or sister or close friend during the preceding year can be a time of…

Making gifts under an LPA Are you an attorney under a Property and Financial Affairs LPA? With Christmas upon us it is important to understand what authority you have as an attorney to make gifts on behalf of the donor at this time. Under section 12 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 an attorney may…

Gifting at Christmas   The History of Christmas Christmas is a festive holiday traditionally celebrated over 12 days (Christmas Tide) culminating on the twelfth night. The celebration centres around the birth of Christ which is celebrated on the 25th December. Over recent years Christmas has become a commercial phenomenon recognised by the giving and receiving…