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Powers of Attorney

No one knows what lies ahead but if you care about safekeeping your assets while you are alive if you become unable to manage yourself, by making a Lasting Power of Attorney now while you are capable you will do that. We strongly advise that you do not leave this until it is too late.

There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney, one for your property and financial affairs and one for your health and welfare.

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Children

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Dispute Resolution

The last thing most people want is the additional stress of having to go to court to sort the situation out. The good news is that there is an alternative.

We are members of Resolution which is the national body established by family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. All members follow a code of conduct that promotes a non confrontational approach to family disputes.

We have strong links with a very experienced mediation service and we advise clients on the benefits of using the mediation process as an alternative to stressful and costly court proceedings.

If you would like more information on this process or would like to talk with one of our skilled resolution lawyers please call us and arrange a free initial appointment.

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Domestic Abuse

Many people tend to think domestic abuse is limited to the use of violence and intimidation but it is much more far reaching. The Government definition of domestic abuse is:

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional

It is not just violence. Abusive behaviour can involve damaging someone’s self-worth, controlling finances, manipulation, preventing someone from having friendships or hobbies, humiliation, making someone feel guilty about what they’re wearing and what they eat. The list goes on.