We know that vulnerable people and their families have often been through a distressing time and will have varied and complex requirements. We build a strong working relationship as a trusted legal partner, keeping the best interests of our client at the heart of everything we do.
We take the time to get to know your situation, so we can achieve the right results for you and maintain the long-term security of your, your family, and your loved ones.
How our solicitors can help
Our specialist solicitors can help protect the best interests of a vulnerable loved one with a range of services, including:
- Attorney and Deputy Management - When somebody is unable to make decisions for themselves, an attorney or deputy can be appointed to act on their behalf. We can carry out the duties of attorney or deputy, or support you in this role. In either case, our priority is to safeguard the interests of your loved one. This is a responsibility we take seriously, as we know any decisions made have a direct impact on their day-to-day lives. We act with compassion to involve the individual in all decisions, as far as possible.
- Deputyship and the Court of Protection - If your loved one does not have the capacity to make decisions for themselves but there isn't an attorney in place, it can be difficult to know what to do. We can advise on your next steps, steering you through the process of applying for Deputyship through the Court of Protection.
- Establishing compensation protection trusts - Following a successful personal injury claim, it's important to think about what to do with your hard-won award. Putting this into a personal injury trust can offer ongoing protection, whether you are an adult or have acted on behalf of a child in a claim. We discuss the different types of trusts available, guiding you through your options to find the best way to conserve your compensation.
Find the full list of areas we can advise on to the right.
Who our solicitors can help
Our dedicated team specialise in all matters relating to safeguarding vulenerable clients and the Court of Protection. They can help you if you’re:
- Responsible for managing someone else’s affairs
- Worried about your ability to manage your own affairs
- Concerned about someone else's ability to make their own decisions, whether they are elderly, have head or brain injuries, learning disabilities, or mental health problems.
- Worried about a vulnerbale person who is in care, isolated, without relatives, or has an estranged family.
- Uncertain about what care, residence or treatment is in a person's best interests.
Expertise you can trust
Our solicitors are recognised in leading legal directory, The Legal 500, which notes them as being "very approachable and knowledgeable". We’re members of both the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), and the Law Society, meaning we’re at the forefront of best practice so you can feel confident in any arrangements we put in place for you.
It helps us identify and meet the needs of our clients, who may have difficulty using legal services, or who may be at risk of acting against their own best interests. We adapt our practices, offering bespoke advice, to identify and meet the needs of our clients who, may be vulnerable, due to personal circumstances, disability, illness, or barriers put in place by society.
Most importantly to us, this expertise is reflected in the positive feedback we receive from our clients and their families.
“The service we received has been of the highest quality, handled with considerable skill, knowledge, compassion, and determination to the benefit of all concerned."
"The ability to clearly convey difficult legal details and deal with our layman understanding proved invaluable and very reassuring. Would thoroughly recommend.”
Find out how we can help you
Contact our experienced solicitors to discuss your situation and the appropriate next steps. You can complete our online enquiry form below or call us at one of our offices.