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Planning for later life

One of the good things about getting on in years is that it gives you a sense of perspective. You realise that it’s time to take stock and set your affairs in order. The same is true if you’re a younger person suffering the effects of an accident or illness.

But one day, you might no longer be able to make clear decisions. What then?

People to put your trust in

The answer is to make those decisions now. You might be thinking about planning for later life, and who best you can trust – and who will be most able to make decisions in your best interests. Or, you might be concerned about providing for those you love after your death. Sit down with us, and we’ll suggest different options, and explain each one clearly.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Legal documents that give the comfort of knowing that you’ve appointed the right people to make decisions on your behalf relating to financial affairs, health and welfare.

Advance Decisions

Also known as ‘living wills’, these have largely been replaced by Health & Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney. This option lets you set out limited guidance regarding your future health care should you lose mental capacity.

Disabled Beneficiary Trusts

A tax efficient way for parents and other relatives of disabled adults or children to make provision – either during their lifetimes or through their Wills – for the support of the disabled person.

We understand that each case is unique and provide advice with sensitivity and compassion. Please contact us so we can help you take the next step.
Our recent experience includes:

  • helping clients to prepare and register lasting powers of attorney
  • assisting clients with the registration of enduring powers of attorney
  • preparing a disabled beneficiary trust for the benefit of the child of a client
  • looking after the financial affairs of people lacking mental capacity – due to brain injuries, severe mental health problems and learning difficulties
  • assisting with applications to the Court of Protection for approval that a statutory Will should be made for someone no longer capable of making a Will.
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Deborah Darlow

Probate Executive

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Partner

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Legal Assistant

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Partner

Michael Robinson

Legal Executive

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Partner

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Solicitor

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