July 12 / News

Be prepared – don’t leave important decisions about your finances and health and personal care in the hands of strangers!

Clients often have questions about Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) – they may not be entirely clear what a LPA is, why one might be needed and when they should apply for one.

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July 9 / News

New report warns of looming incapacity crisis

  • 96% of people in the North West leave important health and welfare decisions to chance
  • By 2025, more than 13 million people who are at risk of mental incapacity will not be prepared
  • 73% would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, in the event of mental incapacity
  • 78% haven’t discussed end of life medical and care wishes
  • 40% admit to having made no provisions at all, such as a will, LPA, pension or funeral plan
  • Coalition of partners join forces to warn of ‘incapacity crisis’ led by SFE, including Baroness Ilora Finlay, Alzheimer’s Society, Dying Matters, Age UK, Anchor, and SOLLA

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July 6 / News

Maxwell Hodge Solicitors raise funds in aid of Wirral Hospice St John’s

Heswall and West Kirby branches of Maxwell Hodge Solicitors participated in “Make a Will Month” in April, and are pleased to announce that they raised £2,070 in aid of Wirral Hospice St John’s. 

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July 6 / News, Vacancies

VACANCY – OFFICE ASSISTANT (HESWALL)

An excellent opportunity has arisen at Maxwell Hodge for a fulltime Office Assistant to join our Heswall Office.

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July 4 / News

Changes to definition of package holiday helps those booking on the internet

The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements 2018 apply to holidays booked from 1st July this year. They extend the definition of package holidays and introduce the concept of linked travel arrangements.

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July 4 / News

WHEN YOU GET WORK DONE AT HOME – KNOW WHO IS WORKING FOR YOU

When you make a decision to have work done on your home, time is spent considering what sort of work is required, who should do it and how much you can afford to pay. These are all important decisions, which can be difficult.

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July 3 / News

A Step in the Right Direction…

A landmark case at The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal to establish that a heterosexual couple have the right to enter into a civil partnership.

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July 2 / News

Parents under Pressure – a programme helping adults with drug and alcohol issues

Unfortunately many children cases in Court involve parents with drug and alcohol problems, which have a major impact on their ability to parent a child.

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June 28 / News

Don’t let Domestic Violence “Kick Off” during the next round of the World Cup

With England making it through to the next round of the World Cup, tensions will be running high amongst the team as they prepare for the next round.   Don’t let the World Cup impact on you and your family, statistics show that there is an increase in domestic violence during football tournaments.

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June 28 / News

WORKING AWAY DOESN’T MEAN YOU SHOULD NO LONGER BE INVOLVED

When parents separate they each retain their parental rights. A departing parent who is no longer caring for the children may believe that they have lost their Parental Responsibility. However, this is just a myth.   Parental Responsibility only can end on the making of a court Order and not on the ending of a relationship or subsequent divorce.

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