Elderly and Vulnerable adults
Whatever the cause of mental incapacity – disability, learning difficulties or dementia for example – individuals who are unable, or becoming unable to manage their affairs require the support of lawyers with specialist knowledge and a sensitive approach, particularly when it comes to planning for the future.
At Morrisons we have established a strong record in representing the interests of vulnerable adults, both in the everyday execution of their affairs, and in the protection from and prosecution against abuse, coercion and exploitation.
Whether it’s establishing the most appropriate trust vehicle to provide for a vulnerable individual or delivering robust defence against the abuse or misappropriation of their assets, our Family Law, Contested Trusts and Dispute Resolution teams provide individuals, and those seeking to protect them, with an experienced and expert resource.
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Appointment or removal of Attorney
- Trusts for vulnerable adults
- Liaising with the Court of Protection and Social Services
- Acting as professional Deputy for vulnerable individuals
- Disabled Persons’ Trusts
- Financial abuse
- Issues of mental capacity
We recognise that the law in this area is complex and that emotions can be strained where the wellbeing of individuals who may struggle to care for themselves are concerned. Our team provide a technically expert service, delivered with sensitivity and compassion to ensure that the rights and wellbeing of those most vulnerable are preserved and promoted.
In some cases, we will act as a professional Deputy, or be appointed Deputy by the Court of Protection, liaising closely with family and carers to meet an individual’s needs and secure their best interests. Many of our lawyers are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national organisation providing and promoting comprehensive and independent legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.