News & views

Caring for someone who is critically ill in the UK

28th October 2019

The book, ‘Who can care for me now?’, is our client Elizabeth Orr’s moving story about her brother Norman who was subjected to so much suffering in the last months of his life.

Amongst many other important things, Elizabeth highlights the importance of everyone having Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPAs) in place: LPA Property & Finance and LPA Health & Welfare. Many know about, but put off the first and, most do not know about the second.

LPAs don’t take long to complete and they take six weeks to register and form a vital part in making it easier to arrange end of life care for your next of kin and other people you care about.

In his foreword for Elizabeth’s book, HarperLees’ Director, Adrian Quick said, “I will do everything in my power using my expertise as a specialist and my contacts at SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers) to promote Elizabeth’s book to the relevant sectors and the general public. Our goal – to raise the awareness of ensuring the correct legal documentation is in place before the worst happens.”

Book sales are increasing and Elizabeth is speaking at the Essex SOLLA Conference and Personal Finance Society Essex later this year. SOLLA was established in 2008 as a not for profit organisation dedicated to higher standards and accessibility to regulated financial advice for older people and their families.

All full members of the Society must achieve the Later Life Adviser Accreditation and adhere to a Code of Practice

If you do not have a copy of ‘Who can care for me now?’ and would like one to read or help us spread the word, paperback and Kindle editions are available for less than £3. Writing an Amazon review is also helpful as it helps with the book’s recognition.

Thank you,
The Team at HarperLees.

Marathon Success for Mark

16th April 2019

Mark followed up the recent Half Marathon, by completing the Brighton Marathon in 4 hours 55, a personal best time. Mark raised funds to support CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for the Marathon, in memory of his Cousin. CALM is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of

Tommy’s – Funding Research, Saving Babies Lives

25th March 2019

Mark is very happy after beating his personal best time after 9 years and 10 half marathons, to raise funds for Tommy’s. He ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon and finished in 1 hour 56. Tommy’s fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth and provide pregnancy health information to parents. Tommy’s believe it is

Who Can Care For Me Now?

21st February 2019

There is a lot of focus on arranging Wills, which puts the right money in the right hands on your death. Good planning, but all too often there is not the same attention to preparing for the possibility that you may lose the mental and/or physical capacity to retain control of your own affairs. You

Team growth & exam success

17th December 2018

2018, a great year for us, culminating in our position as finalist for one of the Personal Finance Awards Team growth Carol May joined our paraplanning team in March. Chartered Financial Planner, Mark MacLean, joined as Director and Louise MacLean joined as Administrator to help with investment research and analysis in April. Michele Webster joined

Personal Finance Awards 2018/19

17th December 2018

HarperLees: one of four finalists for Chartered Financial Planning Firm of the Year Award We were thrilled that HarperLees was one of four finalists for the Personal Finance Society’s Chartered Financial Planning Firm of the Year Award 2018/19, one of the most sought after awards of its kind. We were judged by a panel of

Little Havens Children’s Hospice

4th December 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with Best Wishes from all at HarperLees We have made a donation to our chosen charity, Little Havens Children’s Hospice this year in lieu of sending Christmas cards

Stephanie McDonald, Director

1st November 2018

Adrian and Mark are delighted that Stephanie has accepted their invitation to become a Director of HarperLees. Stephanie celebrated 10 years with the Company in August 2018, having joined as a trainee after graduating from University with a BSc in Business Studies. Now a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, which

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Celebrations!

18th October 2018

The staff and clients at HarperLees have been congratulating Adrian and Carrie Quick on their recent 40th Wedding Anniversary. Adrian and Carrie celebrated this special event on the romantic island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples.

Chartered Financial Planning Firm of the Year Finalist

26th September 2018

We are very proud to announce that HarperLees is a finalist in the prestigious Personal Finance Society’s ‘Chartered Financial Planning Firm of the Year 2018’. The winner will be announced at the Personal Finance Society Awards Dinner on 22 November to the firm judged to demonstrate the highest commitment to professionalism: through the qualification and