Staying COVID-19 Secure and In Control

GILES WILSON IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS and continues to operate in complete compliance with the government’s latest guidance. While our preferred method of conducting appointments is via phone or video call, we are able to make allowances for in-person consultations, in-keeping with social distancing rules. Read more on our dedicated COVID-19 page.

For more information get in touch at or telephone ouroffice on 01702 477106.

We’re proud to continue to serve the community of Leigh-on-Sea as we have done since 1953.

Thank you for your support.

Protecting Vulnerable Older People in Essex

Protecting Vulnerable Older People in Essex - Giles Wilson Solicitors in Le

Are you concerned about a friend or loved one in Essex? Are you worried that an elderly neighbour in your local community is being taken advantage of? There are steps you can take to ensure that a vulnerable person at risk of exploitation is kept safe.

Struggling to Cope

Leading charities such as Age UK bring attention to the fact that many older people across the country are alone and vulnerable. They may fall victim to financial scams, not understand their healthcare rights or have difficulty making their opinions understood regarding housing. But what can be done?

Access To Resources

If you’re worried about someone you care for but aren’t sure what you can do to help, we suggest watching this short video. It explains how Social Services should be your first point of call, but also how a solicitor is able to investigate matters and - if necessary - take preventative and/or restorative legal action. 

Services for Those in Need

Did you know we can act on any suspicion of exploitation of a vulnerable friend, relative or neighbour? We serve as deputies in Court of Protection cases and advise on eligibility for care home funding.

Our senior partner, Melinda Giles, is a Court of Protection panel deputy and has a wealth of experience acting on behalf of vulnerable people.

Some of the specific issues we can address for those at risk are:

·      Community Care Packages

·      Equity Release

·      Financial exploitation

·      Reclaiming care home fees

·      Disabled person’s trusts

·      Final years planning

·      Court of Protection

·      Power of Attorney

·      Statutory Wills

Advocates for Older People

We are active within our local community, supporting groups such as South East Essex Advocacy for Older People. This small, independent charity advocates on behalf of older people, who make experience financial or social difficulties and need assistance to access services and resources.

Recently, Melinda visited Peaceful Place in Rochford for an informative Q&A session with the families of those with early onset dementia. We believe it’s essential to facilitate these types of conversations to promote correct information about the rights of vulnerable people.

Regardless of your relationship to the person you’re concerned for, you can voice your concerns and help to guarantee their security. We offer a specialist service and expert advice to protect people at risk, and you’re welcome to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to address your concerns.

To learn more about the team at Giles Wilson, you can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Awards & Recognitions

The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we have won awards at the Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards. We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson
Awards and Recognitions of Giles Wilson