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Caroline is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and received the STEP Worldwide Excellence Award for the STEP Advanced Certificate in Taxation of Trusts and Estates (Scotland) in respect of the November 2015 sitting.

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It is hard to imagine that there may come a time when we are unable to make decisions in relation to our own health and welfare and may, as a result, require full time care. One way of approaching this is to follow in the footsteps of one adventurous 86 year old, who has spent the last 10 years, evading residential care, by circumnavigating the globe on a cruise ship. For those of us who are slightly more practical, a better option would be to grant a welfare power of attorney, whilst we are able, appointing a trusted individual or individuals to make these decisions on our behalf.

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