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Private Client Update 3

In this months Private Client Update 3:

Don’t get angry... just get a solicitor to help you

People are being urged to keep calm and seek legal advice when facing a crisis in their lives.

The Law Society has begun a hard hitting poster campaign featuring traumatic incidents that can arise out of everyday events such as divorce cases, neighbour disputes and disagreements over wills and probate.

Reductions in asking prices for homes at a two-­year low

The number of homes for sale which have had their prices reduced from the original valuation is at a two-year low, according to the property website, Zoopla.

More people taking out Lasting Powers of Attorney

There's been a 20% rise in the number of people taking out Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) over the last year, according to official figures.

LPAs allow you to appoint someone to look after your affairs if you reach a point in the future when you can no longer make decisions on your own behalf.

Girl awarded £1,000 for injury at beauty salon

A 17-­year-­old girl has been awarded £1,000 compensation after her eyebrows were burned during treatment at a beauty salon.