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Is a will or lasting power of attorney on your holiday checklist, asks Claire Currie

10 July 2014

My young son has not started school yet so I am in a fortunate position where we can jet off abroad before most families this summer.

With just a few days left in the office, I am going through the usual anxiety of ensuring my team are fully up to speed with my caseload, that my clients will be cared for in my absence and that all urgent matters have been dealt with.

I am your typical ‘what if?’ solicitor and try to consider every eventuality. When you have good relationships with clients, you want to do everything you can to help them. I am lucky to have a great team that I can rely on during my time away.

We’ve all seen television documentaries featuring holidaymakers forgetting their passports, arriving late for check-in or losing their luggage. I’ve often thought such sce...

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