Information meeting to help parent carers protect long term future for vulnerable children

Solicitors from a leading North Wales law firm will be on hand to answer questions about Wills and Powers of Attorney at a meeting being held in Wrexham next week for older carers.

The meeting, which has been organised by Wrexham Council in conjunction with Mencap, aims to provide information that will help parent carers to set up long term plans for sons and daughters who have learning disabilities.

GHP Legal was invited by Mencap to attend the meeting which is due to take place from 10-12pm at Gwersyllt Community Centre on Thursday 10th April. The law firm first joined forces with Mencap to give a joint seminar back in 2009 when the organisation launched a campaign to warn vulnerable people about the risks of having Wills drawn up by unregulated, unqualified and uninsured Will writers.

GHP Legal partner, John Marshall, who is a Wills, Trusts and Probate expert, said:

"People with a learning disability are particularly vulnerable and at risk of being left without a Trust or adequate provision following the death of their parents unless watertight legal arrangements have been made in advance.

"We know from research carried out by both the Law Society and Mencap that there have been many badly drafted Wills resulting in the deceased's estate being wholly or partially intestate. This, together with poor tax planning and ‘vanishing wills', has tragically left some vulnerable offspring facing appalling situations that their parent carers would never have thought possible."