Dying Matters


Charity – Dying Matters launch their awareness week today which runs from 12-18 May. Their new research shows that millions of Britons are failing to make adequate plans for their death and are leaving it too late to discuss their wishes with loved ones.

Many people find discussing dying and making end of life plans a taboo subject with only 36% of people having written a Will. The Survey also shows that one in three people have experienced a family dispute following the death of a family member. Not having a Will can have enormous implications for your surviving family and can mean that people who you would have wanted to benefit will not be entitled to anything.

Additionally only 6% of people have written down their wishes or preferences about their future care, should they be unable to make decisions for themselves. This can mean that your loved ones to do have the authority to make decisions on your behalf and that they have no option but to go along with the decisions of health care professionals.  A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to choose who will make these decisions for you, meaning that you can discuss your wishes with them beforehand.

Our experienced team will discuss your requirements with you, take time to talk you through the process, advise you on how the law will affect your estate and how to best protect assets and loved ones.

For more information please feel free to contact

Beaconsfield office:

Johanna Graham 01494 685588 johannagraham@hinesolicitors.com,

Oxford office

Edward James 01865 514348 edwardjames@hinesolicitors.com

Gerrards Cross office

Marilyn Gooch 01753 482400 marilyngooch@hinesolicitors.com


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