The Office of the Public Guardian has recently published its ‘Fundamental Review of the Supervision of Court Appointed Deputies’. Deputies are appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions for people lacking mental capacity and the review looks at how deputies are supervised.
Wills and estate planning
Stone King consistently goes the extra mile in looking after its individual clients, according to the prestigious legal industry guide Chambers UK 2015.
Our Bath-based family and private client teams are both placed in the highest band for their expertise.
Our Bath, London and Cambridge offices are participating in CRUK’s Free Will service. For further details see http://www.cancerresearchuk.org. If you are interested in this service please contact Rod Smith (London/Cambridge) or Alison Allen (Bath). We are also supporting The Visionaries, a club for philanthropists who have pledged a substantial legacy to Cancer Research UK.
Stone King has appointed its 200th person as the Bath based law firm continues with ambitious plans to grow its regional and national legal teams.
Sean Knight, who joins Stone King as a paralegal in the trusts and estates team, was welcomed to the firm by Managing Partner Steven Greenwood.
Mr Knight’s arrival marks a major milestone for Stone King which has been providing legal advice to local people for more than 225 years.
A colleague asked me recently if I could distil the Care Act into a few easy messages, relevant for people who might soon need to make plans for their future care needs, or for those who have parents or grandparents who could do with some support in the not too distant future.
In order to answer my colleague, I looked up the Care Act and examined all 129 sections and 8 schedules of the new law. I read about duties, and financial caps. I read about personal budgets, direct payments, deferred payments and assessments and, to be honest, I began to get a bit confused.
The Barker Commission’s report on the Future of Health and Social Care in England, published today http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29047190
The report illustrates the problem many families face when a parent or grandparent starts to need daily support with their health and care needs.
Stone King has appointed Ann Phillips to chair its market-leading legal practice.
Ann becomes Stone King's first female Chairman and takes over the role from Michael King who has been with the firm for 39 years.
Ann joined Stone King in 2001 when she became a partner in the firm's Charity & Social Enterprise team and was previously with the international legal practice Stephenson Harwood.
Stone King is offering to write wills for free to help raise vital funds for a leading healthcare charity.
Stone King is supporting Make a Will Week 2014 - which runs from April 28 to May 2 - when its solicitors will be waiving their standard will-writing fees for people who make donations to the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.
Many of us would like to leave money to charity but concerns about providing for our families can often limit the amount of any charitable gifts.
What if there was a way in which you could leave more to charity without your family being affected? What if leaving more to charity actually meant that your family would be better off?