Wills, trusts and probate solicitors
Solicitors For The Elderly and Vulnerable
Whatever the cause of mental incapacity, elderly and vulnerable individuals who are unable, or are 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.
Solicitors For The Elderly & Vulnerable
At Morrisons Solicitors we have established a strong reputation for representing the interests of elderly and vulnerable adults - whether they have a disability, learning difficulties or dementia for example – in both the day-to-day management 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 providing a robust defence against the abuse or misappropriation of their assets, our Court of Protection, Family Law, Contested Trusts, and Dispute Resolution teams provide individuals, and those seeking to protect them, with the requisite knowledge and expertise across a number of areas including:
- Elderly care and long-term planning
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Appointment or removal of an 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 well-being 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 well-being 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.