Why a Power of Attorney in Scotland is different

Scotland has it’s own laws and systems. It is very different from England. Powers of Attorney (PoA's) are there to make life easy, particularly for older people but, in Scotland, there is an assessment right at the beginning to ensure that the granter knows what he or she is doing. [...]

By |2022-07-07T12:52:20+00:00June 19th, 2021|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

How often do people make Wills in Scotland?

The most recent research on whether people make Wills in Scotland is, actually, not very recent at all. It was by the former Scottish consumer Council in 2006. Of those surveyed for that study, only 37% had made a Will. Older people were more likely to . make [...]

By |2022-07-07T12:57:06+00:00May 15th, 2021|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Making a Will in Scotland : 5 things you need to know

Sadly, common mistakes can cause problems after your death and even cost loved ones their inheritance. More than half of Scottish adults have not made a will. Of those who have many have not updated their wills for some time which can lead to inheritance disputes. Dying intestate — legalese [...]

By |2022-07-07T13:01:26+00:00May 10th, 2020|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

5 top reasons to make a Scottish Power of Attorney

5 top reasons to make a Scottish Power of Attorney (PoA).   1. To ensure that you are protected. Not making one means that if you have a stroke or dementia then you are in the similar position as those who are uninsured. You cannot obtain insurance after the event [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:19:29+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Can I get a free Power of Attorney, in Scotland, from the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland (OPG)?

Well, yes, in a way because they do provide a template but you will need a lot of time, research and decision-making before you have anything satisfactory. Their template is to be found at http://www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/forms-publications. There is an English OPG but English law is different and English PoA's are not for [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:28:29+00:00July 4th, 2018|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|