Our specialist team of lawyers has the expertise and understanding to support and advise older and vulnerable individuals, their families and carers on a range of legal issues.
Our team is sensitive to the difficulties faced when a loved one is affected by disease, disability or injury. Whether you need advice around care funding, the Court of Protection, the Mental Capacity Act, safeguarding, making a lasting power of attorney or anything else relating to older or vulnerable people, our lawyers provide practical, sensitive, easy-to-understand advice and support.
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Often, simple guidance isn’t readily available and accessible information can be misleading – that’s why out specialist team provide clear, compassionate support on everything from Personal Injury Trusts to Deputyships. We offer advice on a wide range of issues including:
Our expert solicitors are specifically qualified to help elderly and vulnerable clients and often act as professional Attorneys and Deputies, managing finances for those who are no longer able to do so for themselves.
Members of the team have the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients. Full STEP members are recognised internationally as experts in their field. We’re also fully-accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an association of independent lawyers who specialise in older client law.
Accredited members have each undertaken the Older Client Care in Practice Award to demonstrate their experience and specialist knowledge in this area.
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