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Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Partner, Hugh James

Articles

Changes afoot

Changes afoot

The Office of the Public Guardian has decided not to create a combined LPA, but adjustments to LPA forms alone will bring enough changes, says Matthew Evans
Broken promises

Broken promises

What should a private client solicitor consider when advising elderly clients in the context of proprietary estoppel, asks Matthew Evans
Formal occasion

Formal occasion

Witnesses play an important role in will writing and even more so when giving evidence in contentious probate cases, says Matthew Evans
'A gilded cage is still a cage'

'A gilded cage is still a cage'

Will the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards be rewritten following the Supreme Court's unanimous overruling in two high-profile cases, asks Matthew Evans
Emotional ties

Emotional ties

Will councils have to reassess a person's ability to pay their care fees following the failings of Worcestershire County, asks Matthew Evans
Blurred lines

Blurred lines

An unusual legacy decision may be hard to understand but it does not necessarily mean lack of capacity, even for clients with schizophrenia, says Matthew Evans 
Foreign policy

Foreign policy

All clients with assets overseas must fully understand applicable forced heirship laws, and for those who lack capacity, it's an added concern, says Matthew Evans
Money matters

Money matters

Is the legal sector lagging behind as financial services makes strides ?to help people with dementia manage their affairs, asks Matthew Evans
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