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Conversion of Sprake & Kingsley to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

 From 1st January 2019, the firm of Sprake & Kingsley has converted to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). The business will continue as Sprake & Kingsley LLP, trading under the name of Sprake & Kingsley. The partners in the firm will become members of the LLP. 

 Adopted by many UK law firms and other professional advice firms, Limited Liability Partnerships provide a more modern and transparent business structure.

 The LLP will be responsible for all new and existing client work from 1st January and we will continue to deal with client matters as before. Any funds held on your behalf in our client account will from 1st January be held by the LLP on your behalf. We will provide details of the LLP bank accounts to clients as and when required. How we deal with your matter (detailed in the Terms of Business and Client Care letter) will continue to apply as before.

 The changes will not affect the quality or delivery of the service we provide and we continue to be regulated in the same way by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. 

 If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Power of Attorney Refund Scheme

The Ministry of Justice has announced that people who applied to have a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney registered between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 may apply for a partial refund of the fees paid. You must apply by 31st January 2021.

The refund scheme will be operated by the Office of the Public Guardian and applications can be made by telephone, post or online.

Supply your name, contact number, address and email address and the donor’s name and case reference number (if known) to:

Telephone:    0300 456 0300 (select option 6)
Write:             POA Refunds Team,7th Floor, Office of the Public Guardian,                                                           PO Box 16185, Birmingham B2 2WH
Email:             poarefunds@justice.gsi.gov.uk

Please note that the application must be made by the donor or an attorney even if the initial application was made by Sprake & Kingsley or another organisation.
If the donor has died only the Executor or Administrator of the estate can make the claim.