Considering making a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Passmores, one of Barry’s most reputable and longstanding firms of solicitors, would like to encourage all people to plan ahead to avoid problems if they later lose mental capacity.

It means making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) on the latest version of the forms. A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables one person to make decisions on behalf of another.

There are two types of LPA: financial and welfare. Financial LPAs enable a person to act on behalf of another if, for example, they are ill or disabled and cannot act for themselves.

A welfare LPA enables a person to act on behalf of another if that person does not have the mental capacity to act for themselves, for example, in the case of a severe stroke.

Without an LPA, it may be necessary for family members to apply to the Court of Protection for authority. This can be a distressing and lengthy process and is far more expensive than making an LPA.

Once all parties have signed the LPA, they must then be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before they can be used.

Carli Evans of Passmores Solicitors (member of Solicitors for the Elderly and also the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is actively encouraging all people to plan ahead and make Lasting Powers of Attorney.

People wishing to discuss their requirements should contact Carli Evans to arrange a no-obligation appointment on 01446 721000 or by email ce@passmores.com

Temporary Phone Number

We are currently experiencing problems with our landline telephone number 01446 721000. If you are unable to reach us, please contact us on 07879 297062 and we will be able to assist you.

You can also email our team at Reception@PASSMORES.com

Charity Abseil for Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale

We did it! Our fantastic team abseiled a terrifying 131 ft down the St David’s Hotel to raise vital funds for Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale! We are incredibly proud of Anthony Sykes, Louise Pride, Elin Jones and Megan Harrington for being brave enough to take on this challenge.

Abseil for Age Connects

Four members of our team are excited to be joining the Abseil Challenge for Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale next week!

 

You can make a donation to the charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/ageconnects-cardiff-vale

Will and Probate Solicitors Cardiff and Barry

New Paralegal

We are pleased to welcome Megan Harrington to the Passmores team, who has recently joined our Wills and Probate department as a Paralegal.

Megan’s journey in law began with an internship at Magic Circle Law Firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She then completed a Law degree at the University of Greenwich in 2020 and the LPC at the University of South Wales.

Beyond her professional commitments, Megan volunteers with the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) and the Early Support Service, where she actively contributes to the rehabilitation of young offenders.

Megan also supports students from Cardiff and Vale College with various different employability matters. When she’s not immersed in legal matters or community work, Megan spends time playing football, staying active, and embracing life’s adventures.

It’s Update Your Will week!

Hosted by The Association of Lifetime Lawyers, we are proud to support their annual campaign which is designed to encourage more people to update their will and ensure their wishes are carried out when they pass away.

We recommend to clients that they update their will every five years, and/ or when a major change occurs in life that impacts them or their loved ones. For example, a birth, a death, a health diagnosis, a house move, or a marriage or a divorce.

It’s never too early to make your will, as long as you’re over the age of 18 years old.

If you would like to discuss making or updating a will, please get in touch with Carli Evans on ce@passmores.com.

Lexcel Accreditation

We are pleased to share that our Lexcel accreditation award has been renewed. Our continued compliance to the Lexcel accreditation confirms that we are continuing to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law, as set by The Law Society.

The Association of Lifetime Lawyers Membership

Carli Evans is a Solicitor and Director specialising in Private Client matters at Passmores Solicitors. Carli is a proud member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers, which makes her one of the most qualified lawyers in the country supporting vulnerable and older people with the right legal advice.

Lifetime Lawyers are there for people throughout their lifetime – often when they are at their most vulnerable and when circumstances are most complex.

This is important because when people don’t have access to specialist legal advice, the impact for them and their loved ones can be devastating.

Find out more about The Association of Lifetime Lawyers here: lifetimelawyers.org.uk

Job Vacancy

We at Passmores are looking to recruit a paralegal to assist in our Wills department. Duties will include:

 

Taking client instructions, either face to face, by zoom or over the telephone

Dealing with Will enquiries via telephone or in person

Drafting Wills and amendments, attending upon the client for signing

Drafting and sending Terms of Business, bills and closing letters

Assisting with Probate matters when required

 

Training provided, but some experience preferred

Full driving licence and access to car essential

F/T but P/T considered

Salary depending on experience

Apply with CV & cover letter, including salary expectation via email to Anthony Skyes, Practice Manager (AS@Passmores.com)

Age Connects Abseil Challenge

We will be participating in Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale’s thrilling abseil challenge at the St David’s Hotel, Cardiff on the 20th of April 2024!

Elin Jones, our Receptionist Louise Pride and our Practice Manager Anthony Skyes will each be descending 131ft down the St David’s Hotel to help support vulnerable and isolated older people in need living within our communities.

We would love for you to join us and to help make a difference for those in need.

Places are limited, so be sure to book soon! https://lnkd.in/eGmX5nFV