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FranchiLaw eNews - November 2019

01 Dec 2019

We're delighted to announce the publication of our latest eNewsletter. We've been one of the sponsors of the Scottish Italian Awards again this year and over very own Leandro Franchi, as a former winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, had the pleasure of presenting this year's Lifetime Achievement Award to Leonardo Simonelli Santi.

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Also in this edition of our eNewsletter, with the increase in the number of Powers of Attorney currently in force, when things go wrong, what do you do? We look at how you can report an Attorney when things don't go to plan.

The new Presumed Consent legislation has been passed and from next year, there will be a presumption that when you die, your organs will be available for donation. That got us to thinking about your assets and what happens to them when you pass away. Interestingly, there's also a kind of Presumed Consent here too. In this case, if you don't make a Will, your assets will be distributed in accordance with the law. The only problem with that is that it might not be the way you want them divided!

Finally, are you a "Mortgage Prisoner"? Too many people are tied into high interest rate mortgages and are unable to change even though they have been keeping up payments on the higher rate.The Financial Conduct Authority is trying to help a nd there may be some  light at the end of the tunnel for those affected.

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