How Kate Garraway’s story demonstrates the importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney

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How Kate Garraway’s story demonstrates the importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney

Kings Court Trust has a new blog that uses the story of TV personality, Kate Garraway, to explain why we should be prepared for the unexpected with a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Did you know that less than 1% of adults in the UK have a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place?

Unfortunately, Derek Draper, husband to Good Morning Britain presenter, Kate Garraway, is not part of that 1% and their family is currently facing the consequences.

Many people are not aware of what an LPA is or the impact it can have in unexpected circumstances, such as losing mental or physical capacity due to illness or an accident. Derek and Kate’s story now puts the spotlight on this powerful legal document.

In a new blog by Kings Court Trust, the definition of an LPA is explained, along with what happens if someone doesn’t have one and how it relates to estate administration. They use Derek and Kate’s story to put it all into perspective.

Click here to read the full blog post.

Kings Court Trust is an award-winning estate administration provider who takes care of the practicalities after death. If you have any questions about estate administration or how you can work in partnership with Kings Court Trust, call them on 0333 207 5470 or email [email protected].


This article was submitted to be published by Kings Court Trust as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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Our tax and legal teams have the expertise to advise on any situation. We know how to handle intestacy, locate missing beneficiaries, deal with foreign shares and reseal a Grant of Probate.

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We understand that dealing with the estate of a loved one can be a stressful and emotional process which is why we pride ourselves on doing all the hard work for our customers when they need it most. We are committed to offering families a great service for a fair price which is why we work on a fixed fee basis so they know exactly what our service will cost from the outset.

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