Services for later life
We all face the prospect that at some point in our lives we might not be able to manage our own affairs. When that day comes, it is reassuring to know that someone will be there to take care of our legal and financial needs.
If you are planning for your own future, or for a loved one, and want to put in place the legal safeguards to protect your wishes and give you peace of mind, then we can help you. We also help many elderly people who are faced with care issues, either for themselves or their spouse, or both.
What makes us different is that we take the time to understand thoroughly your situation and plans. We then clearly explain your options and help you make your decisions with clarity and confidence.
We know that these can be sensitive issues for you and your family, so we always take great care to listen carefully to your personal concerns and only respond when you are ready.
Our specialist team are deeply committed to working in this area of the law, and know how important listening and empathy are to finding the right way forward for you.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Fiona Heald.
Lasting powers of attorney
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a very effective way for you to ensure your interests and wishes are followed at a time in the future when you might not be able to manage your own affairs. An LPA allows a person of your choice (called your attorney) to make financial, healthcare and welfare decisions on your behalf, based on your specific instructions, in the event you are unable to do so yourself. Our specialist experts can draft and register the LPA document for you, and advise on any other legal issues or concerns you may have.
Sometimes it is the more vulnerable people in society who have the most difficulty in accessing the health and social care services they need.
If you, or someone you care for, are having difficulty accessing health or social care services, then we can help. We provide a whole range of services designed to meet the needs of vulnerable people, including children and the elderly and their carers. We can help you gain access to all available NHS and social care services to ensure you have the support and assistance you need, whether you live at home or in a residential care home.
Whatever difficulties you face, perhaps resulting from an accident, disability or illness, we will act on your behalf with your local health trust or local authority to obtain the best possible solution for you. As well as helping you cope with the day-to-day practicalities, we will also work to ensure we maximise the quality of your daily life. With us, you can rest assured you have the support of professional legal expertise and assistance, giving you the practical support and peace of mind you need.
For more information please contact Paula Barnes. You can also download a number of helpful factsheets here: