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by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Acting in best interests?
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

Re: Acting in best interests?

Both legally and practically, health and welfare decisions are a very different ball game compared with financial and property decisions. I agree that in many/most cases for H&W issues a legal PoA is not needed or required, and a next of kin will generally be consulted/involved by the health ca...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Acting in best interests?
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

Re: Acting in best interests?

But, if you want a downside. I have a friend whose mother is ill with dementia and in a nursing home. She was initially self funding but has now become eligible for NHS continuing care. It was helpful for her to have a legally watertight PoA for Health and welfare when negotiating with the authorit...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Acting in best interests?
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

Re: Acting in best interests?

I find this thread confusing because beeswax seems to be suggesting that ‘best interests’ decisions somehow get around the need to have a lawful basis for managing someone else’s money, ie provide an alternative arrangement. I don’t think this is the case, as indicated on my previous link and the l...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Acting in best interests?
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

Re: Acting in best interests?

Is it at all possible that people not use this thread to turn into a discussion about what can and cannot be posted? I know some of you enjoy the finer details of the guidelines but please, give it a rest. The thread is about not using an LPA but using a less formal means to oversee someone's f...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Over moderated...Again!
Replies: 64
Views: 3081

Re: Over moderated...Again!

I do apologise for using the expression that 'Mods are gnats' that should be brushed away' and it was sort of tongue in cheek and was going to add a smiley actually but the fact is that RedSturgeon jumped straight in with a suspension and when others have accused 'some' Moderators of acting as Judge...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Over moderated...Again!
Replies: 64
Views: 3081

Re: Over moderated...Again!

For the avoidance of doubt, is that the thread where you go on to say - "I confess I'm pig headed where authority is concerned and the more they tell me what they want, the more I try and do the opposite" ? Asking for a friend.... Cheers, Itsallaguess No, Mods are the least of my worries,...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Over moderated...Again!
Replies: 64
Views: 3081

Re: Over moderated...Again!

In my view this intervention by a Moderator was OTT...and not necessary..IMV of course.. For the avoidance of doubt, is that the thread where you go on to say - "I confess I'm pig headed where authority is concerned and the more they tell me what they want, the more I try and do the opposite&q...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Over moderated...Again!
Replies: 64
Views: 3081

Over moderated...Again!

One of my posts was just deleted by melonfool because she wondered why I made a post on the legal 'practical' board about someone acting in a 'best interests' capacity for a in my case my MIL which was following on various discussions about LPA's on other threads and the point I was making is there ...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Acting in best interests?
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

Re: Acting in best interests?

As Jakey used to say, "It's all a fiddle init" As Lootman just said, there are many ways to get access to people's assets without needing an LPA...I confess I'm pig headed where authority is concerned and the more they tell me what they want, the more I try and do the opposite and LPA's an...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: ITMA (Trump)
Replies: 68
Views: 4404

Re: ITMA (Trump)

As said, it matters not to those who voted for him and they knew a lot about him during the election campaign and who do we think had the most to gain by doing that? As long as the economy is doing well, most Americans don't care..I suspect they will just sigh and say tell us something new! It's exa...
by beeswax
August 22nd, 2018, 12:15 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Acting in best interests?
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

Re: Acting in best interests?

I'm frankly astonished that so many institutions have apparently allowed you to do what you have done without any lawful authority. But to address your specific points ... I read that LPA can be done online now without using a Solicitor but would we have to send forms out to all her distant relativ...
by beeswax
August 21st, 2018, 11:20 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Electrical fault.
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Electrical fault.

Some good advice there and its just my natural scepticism but chest pains can cover a multitude of sins... I don't know who initially designed the mains circuits plugs and sockets all those years ago which was then copied by everyone as they seem ridiculously far too shallow and thus cable ends are...
by beeswax
August 21st, 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Electrical fault.
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Electrical fault.

Some good advice there and its just my natural scepticism but chest pains can cover a multitude of sins... I don't know who initially designed the mains circuits plugs and sockets all those years ago which was then copied by everyone as they seem ridiculously far too shallow and thus cable ends are ...
by beeswax
August 21st, 2018, 10:46 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Acting in best interests?
Replies: 26
Views: 1671

Acting in best interests?

Having seen and read a few topics here in LPA's etc I may have missed something called 'best interests' when acting for someone else. I have refused over and over again to pay Solicitors for EPA's and LPA's as they are now called by everyone that has asked me for one when dealing with my elderly MIL...
by beeswax
August 20th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?
Replies: 329
Views: 11547

Re: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?

Says the person wanting to deny the electorate a vote on the actual deal. No-one knew what sort of leave they were voting for in the referendum - a Norway deal, a Switzerland deal, a Canadian deal, an entirely free trade or not. Soon we will. So we should have a choice...or does democracy stop when...
by beeswax
August 20th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?
Replies: 329
Views: 11547

Re: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?

Sorry I forgot the most important question for Remainers.. If the EU knows we were to get a second referendum on the deal itself, why would they not give us the worst possible one IF they knew the option was to remain in the EU? That is why the remain 'in' option cannot be on the ballot. Just a sim...
by beeswax
August 20th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?
Replies: 329
Views: 11547

Re: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?

To follow up on this, I am also a conservative voter however if they don't deliver Brexit before the next GE I will be voting for a party that will, and I'm sure many other tory voters will do the same. The conservative leadership know this and this loss of the electorate will mean them not getting...
by beeswax
August 20th, 2018, 3:47 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?
Replies: 329
Views: 11547

Re: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?

Sorry I forgot the most important question for Remainers.. If the EU knows we were to get a second referendum on the deal itself, why would they not give us the worst possible one IF they knew the option was to remain in the EU? That is why the remain 'in' option cannot be on the ballot. Just a simp...
by beeswax
August 20th, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?
Replies: 329
Views: 11547

Re: Crashing out of the EU with no deal?

I'm sick of remainers trying to subvert the only thing we have and that is a vote Says the person wanting to deny the electorate a vote on the actual deal. No-one knew what sort of leave they were voting for in the referendum - a Norway deal, a Switzerland deal, a Canadian deal, an entirely free tr...
by beeswax
August 20th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Polite Discussions
Topic: 2nd Referendum?
Replies: 63
Views: 2390

Re: 2nd Referendum?

We'll see who blinks first... It's not the 27 countries that matter as we are bigger than most of them put together it whether Germany in particular that is prepared to have tens of thousands of car workers on the dole and tens of billions lost in their economy...Who did Mrs May run to with her Cheq...

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