Elderly Law

Elderly client specialists

Our Family law team are particularly experienced in working with elderly clients and their families. We work sympathetically with you to make provision for loss of capacity and to protect your financial and personal interests.

We advise on all aspects of making financial provision for your dependents and family, including the set up and management of trusts and setting up lasting powers of attorney. We can also act as your representative in negotiations with the local authority and other care providers.

We are aware that preparing for a potential future in which you may not be able to make your own decisions about your finances or personal care can be difficult and challenging, and will always work with you to make sure you are happy with the arrangements that are made and that your interests are fully protected.

Given that these matters are often personal and sensitive in nature, we always offer you a friendly, supportive and efficient service, to make the experience as easy as possible for you.

Please contact us for an initial consultation on how we can help, and the most appropriate services for your individual situation.

Services for the elderly

Our services for the elderly, and for other vulnerable clients include:

  • preparing and advising on lasting powers of attorney for both financial and welfare decisions, as well as advance directives (otherwise known as living wills)
  • dealing with the registration of lasting and enduring powers of attorney
  • problem powers of attorney and making applications to the court to remove clauses that prevent the power being registered
  • acting as attorneys and deputies, dealing with the day-to-day administration of your property and affairs
  • advising on and handling applications to the Court of Protection where the court needs to make decisions, or where there is a conflict, including applications for gifts and statutory wills
  • advising on and handling welfare deputyship applications
  • advising attorneys and deputies on their rights and responsibilities
  • advising on issues of legal authority for decision-making, capacity and best interests
  • advising on the financial aspects of care, including local authority funding, financial planning and welfare benefits and working across legal boundaries with other professionals where required.

Please contact us for more information on any of the above services.