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Older a vulnerable clients

Ensuring suitable care for the most vulnerable people is inevitably complex, whether they may be children, adults with disabilities or learning difficulties, or elderly people who are no longer able to manage their own affairs.  It requires an understanding of the legal issues relating to trusts, social care, physical health and mental capacity. 

Sometimes family and friends may be called upon to make major decisions at short notice; for example due to the sudden onset of a medical condition such as stroke or as a consequence of an accident.

Our highly experienced, specialist solicitors help clients with matters including:

  • Preparing and registering powers of attorney
  • The formation and administration of trusts
  • On-going management of affairs
  • Representation at the Court of Protection and deputyship
  • Tax and estate planning
  • The preparation of wills. 

In these cases, working closely with family members is our top priority to understand the right levels of support and care needed on a case-by-case basis. Where we need to, we will seek a Deputyship Order or other Court Orders to ensure that the interests of our most vulnerable clients are best served.

Our solicitors work tirelessly to provide support to those who need it.  For example, in addition to the particular legal issues outlined above, we help clients and their families and friends with practical problems such as:

  • Guiding you through the process of going into a care home, including funding, benefits and need’s assessments
  • Applying for state benefits on behalf of vulnerable people
  • Liaising with local authorities or Primary Care Trusts on behalf of our clients on issues relating to their continuing care.
Examples of our work:

Protecting the interest of an adult with severe learning difficulties.

Managing the affairs of an elderly person with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Related Services:

Wills Trusts Powers of Attorney  Inheritance Tax Planning

Wealth Preservation  Probate and administration of estates Contested Probate 

 

Richard Horwood

Partner and Head of Private Client

Charles Fraser

Senior Solicitor and Head of Older and Vulnerable Client team

Rosalyn Workman

Solicitor specialising in Wills, Probate and Older & Vulnerable client issues

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Richard is very approachable, always willing to help and makes sure things are done in a timely manner. I would have no hesitations in recommending Richard and thoroughly enjoy working with him on mutual clients.
  • Managing Director, wealth management
  • About: Richard Horwood
I have introduced Richard to a number of clients and each time he has delivered a very high quality of advice, in a very personal and professional manner. He is very approachable, always willing to help and makes sure things are done in a timely manner. I would have no hesitations in recommending Richard and thoroughly enjoy working with him on mutual clients.
  • Managing Director, wealth management
  • About: Richard Horwood
Richard is extremely well organised and has been a pleasure to do business with. He has been extremely helpful and is clearly well experienced in his field. I would very much recommend Richard.
  • Solicitor, Bristol
  • About: Richard Horwood
Richard has provided legal work for my severely disabled brother – his attitude, service and integrity in the manner that he dealt with my brother was first class. I recommend Richard and Longmores 100%.
  • Coach, Hertfordshire
  • About: Richard Horwood
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