Lasting Powers of Attorney – The benefits of appointing a professional

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) is a document which allows you (the donor) to appoint one or more people (the attorney(s) to make decisions in relation to your health and/or finances in the event that you lose mental capacity. It is essentially a way of giving someone you trust the legal authority to make important …

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Homeless people to be prioritised for vaccine in England and Wales

Homeless people will now be prioritised for a vaccine in England and Wales. Today, Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, has now accepted advice from the JVCI ( Joint committee on vaccination and immunisation) that there should now be a consideration for homeless people to receive the vaccine as part of priority group of six. What …

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Government acted unlawfully in barring EU citizens from relying on ‘pre-settled status’ to access benefits, housing.

      Court of Appeal on 18th December 2020: The UK Government acted unlawfully in barring EU nations in the UK from relying on ‘pre-settled status’ to access benefits, housing. Fratila v Secretary of State for Work and Pension [2020] EWCA 1741 (18th December 2020). In 2019 the UK Government made emergency regulations, which …

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