The Gazette, July 12 2019

What happens when you don’t appoint an attorney? Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, the Salcombe clinic will be back in September. Often people ask about a lasting power of attorney (LPA).  This legal document appoints a person to make decisions on your behalf when you no longer have capacity to make decisions yourself.  People … Read More

Making Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly

Rebecca Weare and Beccy Bristow are both solicitors at Start Point Law and both are Dementia Friends Champions. This means that they were trained by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver the Dementia Friends Information Session and help create more dementia friends. Dementia is an important topic as it is a disease that was responsible for the largest number of deaths … Read More

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Legal Corner, The Post, April 2019 What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A lasting power of attorney is a legal document which appoints a person or people to make decisions for you when you no longer have capacity to make decisions yourself. There are two different types of Lasting Power of Attorney (often referred to as an LPA).  The … Read More

When do you use a lasting power of attorney?

Legal clinic round up – December 2018 We hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge library on the third Tuesday each month and in Dartmouth library on the first Friday each month. At the clinics we speak to people with a wide variety of legal issues.    In December we met a lady who had agreed to be appointed as an … Read More

Being Dementia Friendly

Legal clinic round up – June 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  This month we spoke to people with a wide variety of legal issues which ranged from problems recovering a debt to questions about a residential tenancy, and from advice on sale of a business to reviewing an old will to see … Read More

When should you register your LPA?

Legal clinic round up – April 2018 Every month we hold free legal clinics in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  We are often asked about Lasting Powers of Attorney, a legal document that allows you to appoint someone else to help you to manage your affairs.  Before your attorney can use the lasting power of attorney it must be registered with … Read More

Legal clinic round up – January 2018

Throughout 2017 we have given advice on a wide variety of legal issues at their free legal clinics held each month in Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth.  Beccy said “We have been asked to interpret all sorts of legal documents, insurance policies, contracts and agreements and property deeds.  We have been shown a number of Wills made years before and asked … Read More