Fiona recently helped a solicitor who had been appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection, where a child had received compensation following an accident in which she had suffered brain damage and her family needed to move to a new home where the environment was suitable for the delivery of her care.
The solicitor’s client had died in her rented flat. There were no beneficiaries.
A client of the instructing solicitor went into a care home having given the solicitor power of attorney to deal with her affairs. There were no relatives.
A gentleman died leaving a comprehensive will and details of various beneficiaries, including societies and charities to whom he had bequeathed specific chattels. The remaining items were to be distributed in a manner sympathetic with his intentions. He also left a property which required marketing and selling, with the proceeds to be distributed by his executors.