Trust and asset protection
You might set up a trust:
- to support someone who can’t manage their money at this moment in time, due to being a child
- to make sure that your own money is used to look after you if you can’t look after yourself
A trust can be especially useful if you have a child with a mental health condition or learning disability and you’re worried about how they’ll manage financially after you pass away. If you are considering setting up a trust, then please get in touch.
There are many types of guardianship; who can be appointed and what powers do they require.
A guardian often plays many different roles, with the most important one being to look after a child as the representative of his/her parent in the UK. UK law stipulates that any international student under the age of 18 must appoint a UK-based Guardian if receiving full-time education in the United Kingdom. In order to comply with child guardianship and student guardianship rules (the Children’s Acts 1980 & 1989), private boarding schools in Great Britain require international students, who are in full-time education, to have a legal guardian in this country.
Guardians act as a bridge between parents and the child’s school, offering peace of mind and security in the knowledge that there is someone there to help out.
If you are thinking about setting up a trust or appointing guardians, then we are the trusted name for this kind of legal work in the region.
After all, this department is lead by Michael Sandler, our Senior Partner, who few lawyers in the country can equal when it comes to such matters, which makes him one of the region’s most respected experts.
Way back in the 1970s Michael’s career started in this area of law. Through over 40 years of changes of legislation, his knowledge has expanded and he has helped all our legal team learn from these many years of experience.
Please contact our team at Keoghs, Nicholls, Lindsell and Harris LLP today and one of our friendly experts will be happy to help.