Andrew Paterson succinctly summarised the main responsibilities of an Attorney in Scotland and the emphasis which is placed on supported decision-making. Andrew’s blog can be found here.
Philip Buchan, an Associate with Murray Beith Murray, writes about ‘Boundaries and valuable land rights in the countryside’ in the autumn edition of Scottish Land & Estates, LandBusiness magazine. Read the full article below:
In today’s society, we are seeing a dramatic increase in individuals with digital assets. From social media, email, photo storage and music streaming these are only some of the many non-tangible assets that people are amassing. An increasingly common problem is how these assets are managed and dealt with following death.
With many of us living longer, we are becoming more conscious of the need to safeguard our affairs by putting in place a Power of Attorney, appointing trusted individuals to make financial and/or welfare decisions on our behalf should there become a time when we have to rely on someone else to make those important decisions for us.
With Brexit looming in less than a year, the temptation for some may be to fly off into the sunset, leaving behind all ties with the United Kingdom, however be warned, not all ties can easily be cut!