Category Archives: Life Planning

Financial Literacy – Educating Your Children

Educating Children About Money

An article by the digital editor of Financial Times Money, Lucy Warwick-Ching, provides a useful reminder about the emotional energy and power of money. Lucy’s piece draws on a number of research studies, including a recent HSBC study  which questioned 2000 parents and 500 children on various aspects of financial literacy. The results point to significant gender differences, including […]

Lasting Powers of Attorney – Avoid a lifetime legacy of worry

Lasting Powers of Attorney – Avoid a lifetime legacy of worry

Around 31 million British adults have no will according to a recent survey by Which? There is a regional split of those without a will – 42% of adults in England say they have a will, 35% in Wales and 31% in Scotland. The reasons quoted for not having a will are pretty varied but […]

Discount Rate: Medical Negligence / Catastrophic Injury Awards

Maintaining a longer-term perspective makes the volatility easier to handle

An unexpectedly large change to the discount rate, which determines compensation payments for those suffering life-changing injuries, has thrown the insurance markets and their legal advisers into disarray. Campaigners have long been arguing for changes to the ‘Ogden rate’, the mechanism allowing courts to fairly price catastrophic injury compensation payments to support pursuers financially throughout […]

Guidelines on Cerebral Palsy Published by NICE

Nice Guidelines 2017

The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first guideline on cerebral palsy (CP) which covers diagnosing, assessing, and managing CP in children and young adults from birth to age 25. It’s goal is to ensure that people with CP receive the right care they need to be as active and independent as […]