Online Power of Attorney – Can I make it for Mum and Dad? Video blog

See other videos like this at MyScottishAttorney Can I make a Power of Attorney for my Mum and Dad? Video narrative One thing I should say, when I am talking about “you” making the Power of Attorney on MyScottishAttorney, is that, of course, I know that many people are not, [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:03:18+00:00February 7th, 2016|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Why making a Will or Power of Attorney is an unselfish act

Bruce de Wert In the same way that you don’t buy life insurance to benefit yourself, making a Will and Power of Attorney is an unselfish act that benefits your family. Sadly, if you do not make a Will then you can leave a mess. That tends to [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:09:16+00:00August 5th, 2015|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney, Scottish Wills|

The difference between a Power of Attorney and a Will in Scotland

  Bruce de Wert Anyone made the executor of a Scottish will or given a Scottish power of attorney share similar responsibilities to the person appointing them. They need to do what the granter wants and what is in the granter’s best interests. The difference, however, is that [...]

Are there Scottish Power of Attorney forms?

A comment on this blog from an Irish reader has motivated me to write about the Power of Attorney forms that can be found on the Scottish Office of the Public Guardian website. […]

Can I write a “do-it-yourself” Power of Attorney in Scotland?

The short answer is yes. It is perfectly feasible, if you know what you are doing. Just balance the risks against the potential reward of saving money. […]

Scottish Power of Attorney abuse – my viewpoint

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland is criticising the current arrangements for the granting of Powers of Attorney in Scotland. This was in response to a case involving a couple who granted a Power and the Attorney subsequently kept them short of money and clothing. […]

By |2019-12-13T12:25:24+00:00February 13th, 2012|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Scottish law and the Internet

Beware the Internet and the media. It is full of information about Wills and other legal titbits. Very little of it is specifically Scottish law about Scottish Wills, Scottish Powers of Attorney,etc. Most of the time you will find it is 99% about England. You can, however, find some useful [...]

Why is a Scottish Power of Attorney like life insurance?

Well, you don’t buy life insurance for yourself, do you? It is, on the contrary, an unselfish act. You know that, should you unexpectedly die, your loved ones will need cash to make life easy and so you take care of it. The same considerations apply to a Scottish Power [...]

By |2019-12-13T12:29:51+00:00December 29th, 2011|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Welcome

Solicitors are cautious folk and hate putting pen to paper about their opinions rather than solid legal issues. Perhaps, I am a little different to most as I have been writing for my local paper for some time and have been an Internet pioneer. For instance, my solicitors website was [...]