Thrings partner Ros Oswald has highlighted the need for people to leave clear instructions about what happens to their Twitter, email and online banking accounts after their death during a live debate on BBC Radio today.
Ros – a private client specialist with extensive experience in advising clients on their wills and proactive lifetime tax planning – took part in an on-air discussion about cyber legacies with BBC Radio Wiltshire presenter Simeon Courtie.
It followed the issuing of a press release by the Law Society which urges people to leave a digital legacy after their death.
Ros says: “The internet has introduced many new issues that have to be taken into consideration when we are planning our lives and, more particularly, our afterlives. It’s therefore vital that people take steps to ensure their loved ones know how to deal with their digital assets when they are no longer around.
“Thrings has been advising clients on their digital profiles for some time, and it is encouraging to see the Law Society bringing the issue to the fore and highlighting its importance.”
To hear today’s discussion, please visit BBC Radio Wiltshire’s ‘Listen Again’ page.
Ros is the second Thrings partner to appear on the BBC in the space of a week. On Monday, Jane Oakland joined Breakfast Show host Steve Le Fevre on BBC Radio Bristol to review the morning’s newspapers.
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