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Sep 28 2017

Local Solicitor Warns Changes To Powers Of Attorney May Leave Older And Vulnerable At Risk

  • Ian Walker from Peter Lynn and Partners issues warning following FCA’s call to turn lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) fully digital
  • Proposals would remove the need for a physical ‘wet signature’
  • Solicitors say this could lead to a drastic increase in cases of financial abuse

Local solicitor Ian Walker from Peter Lynn and Partners has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the LPA registration process fully digital.

An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about their finances and property on their behalf. Under the current process, a ‘wet signature’ – the physical signing of the document – is required by individuals who wish to register an LPA. But in a paper released on Thursday, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) called for a fully digital system, whereby documents could be registered…

Sep 27 2017

Peter Lynn & Partners Tee-Off for Ty Hafan

Peter Lynn, Natalie Whyatt and Catrin Stephens

Regional law firm, Peter Lynn and Partners supported Ty Hafan in their aim to raise as much money as possible as they entered a team in the annual Vale Hotel Golf Day last Thursday, 21st September.

Ty Hafan, Wales’ leading paediatric palliative care charity, relies on support from members of the public and businesses to continue the comfort, care and support they offer to life-limited children, young people and their families, and events like this are vital to the on-going success of the hospice.

Natalie Whyatt, Ty Hafan’s Corporate Partnership Manager for Cardiff & Vale, commented:

“Corporate donations from this type of…

Sep 26 2017

Law Firm Supports Mumbles RFC Junior Section

A handful of players from Mumbles RFC junior section

Leading Swansea law firm, Peter Lynn and Partners have donated training tee-shirts to the junior section of local side, Mumbles RFC.

The club, which has over 240 children aged 6 to 16 playing in its ranks, is one of the oldest in the area and are founding members of the Welsh Rugby Union.  John price Junior Section Secretary, commented: “we rely on the support of parents and local businesses to keep the junior section up and running and are grateful to Peter Lynn and Partners for their kind contribution”.

The sponsorship deal reflects the importance grassroots sport has to the corporate…

Sep 20 2017

New Pre-Action Protocol For Debt Claims

Adrian Jeremiah

The Pre-action Protocol for debt claims (“the Protocol”) comes into force on 1 October 2017 and may well have a severe impact on a business if it has outstanding debts due from individuals.

The Protocol will apply to any business (Limited/PLC, partnerships/LLP’s, sole traders and public bodies) when claiming payment of a debt from an individual (this includes a sole trader). The Protocol does not apply if the matter is covered by another pre-action protocol such as the protocol for mortgage arrears.

The Protocol does not apply to business-to-business debts (unless the debtor is a sole trader) and the Protocol sets…

Sep 19 2017

The Race Is On To Support Cancer Charity

David Partington and Martin Hemp

Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to support a team from Morgan Hemp as they take on the Swansea Bay 10k.

The Swansea based Chartered, Certified Accountancy practice is entering Sunday’s race to raise as much money as possible for Golau Cancer Foundation, a charity close to the heart of many at the firm.

David Phillips, Payroll Manager at Morgan Hemp, commented: “My long-term colleague and friend, Martin Hudson, continues to be cared for with kindness and professionalism by staff at Swansea’s Singleton Hospital during his on-going illness. Martin and his family are also being met with…

Sep 6 2017

Swansea City Sign Peter Lynn & Partners As A Preferred Legal Partner

Chris Pearlman COO Swansea City with Peter Lynn and Stuart Atherton of Peter Lynn and Partners Solicitors

Swansea City has agreed a new club partnership agreement with leading regional law firm, Peter Lynn and Partners.

The partnership enables the Swansea-based law firm to offer its full portfolio of services to the extended Swansea City family from grass-roots up.

The Swans have had a close working relationship with the company for a number of years, but this new preferred legal partnership will bring Peter Lynn and Partners even closer to the club and its supporters.

Swansea City’s COO, Chris Pearlman, welcomed the new partnership, stating: “We have an established working relationship with Peter Lynn and Partners for a variety of…

Sep 1 2017

Flexible Working When The Children Return To School.

Nia Godsmark

With the school year back up and running, there are many parents who are looking to return to the workplace on a flexible basis and to work around school hours.

Whilst many businesses may be unable to accommodate this type of working, more and more companies are seeing the benefit of providing flexible working arrangements to tap in to the pool of skilled and experienced parents looking to return to the workplace.

Existing staff can benefit too and whilst there is no mandatory requirement to grant flexible working, parents of children aged 16 and under (disabled children under 18) and carers…