legal advice services
"My mother and I felt so much better for having the chance to talk things over with someone so experienced and understanding. I am left knowing that we have made the right choice and it was my mother who was able to make the final decision herself."
Protecting yourself and those you care about
The right legal advice is essential when facing difficult choices such as what happens to your home or possessions after your death and who will make decisions on your behalf if you are suddenly unable to do so. We work with Solicitors for the Elderly, the UK association of solicitors, legal executives and barristers who provide specialist advice for older, ill, infirm and disabled adults.
Are there any steps I can take now?
Making a Will is a simple yet important step to ensure your property and possessions are distributed according to your wishes after your death. Without one you cannot be sure that loved-ones will receive those items you have allocated for them. You will receive advice and a Will that is drafted to reduce the risk of a claim against your estate. Care will also be taken to ensure that it is tax efficient.
You may be able to pass on some parts of your estate before you die and we can advise on the benefits, risks and any financial implications.
What happens if I cannot make decisions myself
A Power of Attorney enables others to make decisions on your behalf should you be unable to do so. Different options are available depending on your circumstances. You will be advised on which is most appropriate and written to meet your needs.
You can also make an advance decision setting out any medical treatment you do not want to receive should you later be unable to communicate your wishes. The document can be drafted and you will be advised on how it applies in practice.