Disabled and Vulnerable people
There are many reasons why a person could be considered vulnerable; it could be that someone is elderly, has physical disabilities or has mental health issues. As a former trustee of a charity for adults with learning disabilities, Paul Clark is well aware of the additional challenges faced by vulnerable people. We recognise that different people have different support needs and we have extensive experience of supporting vulnerable people and their families.
How we can help
Our Solicitors have many years of experience helping elderly and vulnerable clients to make Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. We can visit our clients in the comfort of their own home (adhering to strict government guidelines relating to Covid-19) to the formalities that some may feel comes with an office environment. In normal circumstances we can also visit clients in hospital and care homes.
We keep in regular contact with our clients from the outset of their matter to its conclusion to ensure that they are updated and fully supported for as long as they need us. We also provide our clients with plain English versions of their legal documents which come free of legal jargon making the process simple and understandable.
Professional Attorney and Deputy
We also act as professional attorneys under Lasting Powers of Attorney for clients who are unable to make decisions for themselves due to mental and/or physical incapacity. This can relate to a person’s property and financial affairs and / or their health and welfare. In addition, we act as Deputies (appointed by the Court of Protection) for clients who do not have Lasting Powers of Attorney in place and no longer have the capacity to make decisions for themselves (usually relating to their financial affairs).
We also advise clients who wish to put trusts in place for the benefit of disabled and vulnerable beneficiaries. The tax treatment of such trusts is usually favourable over other types of trusts and we can advise on the qualification criteria together with the advantages and disadvantages of setting up a trust in such a way.
We can meet you at home, our office, your office or any other location to suit you. We also offer meetings by online video (such as Zoom, Skype and Teams) or by telephone.
Make an appointment
For urgent matters contact Paul ClarkTEP