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Qualifying from Cardiff in 2002, Ian Walker joined Peter Lynn & Partners in 2014 after crafting his skill and expertise from previous positions at Hutchinson Thomas-Neath and fellow Swansea legal practice Smith Llewelyn Partnership.

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…

Aug 21 2017

Lasting Powers Of Attorney – What You Need To Know

Ian Walker

After Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection warned that Lasting Powers of Attorney (or LPAs) might leave elderly people open to abuse, Ian Walker looks at LPAs and how they can be completed properly.

An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about care and finances on their behalf, in the event of a loss of mental capacity through an accident or illness such as dementia.

In the foreword to a new book on the subject, Mr Lush raised concerns about the “lack of transparency”…