Later Life Care

Preparing you & your loved ones for any eventuality
Personal law later life care

Specialist support from the leading later life & elderly care solicitors in Essex

Associated services

Establishing Lasting Powers of Attorney. Securing funding for a family member's long-term care. Investigating any risk of financial exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable loved one. We are here to help you through any legal issue. View our complete range of Later Life Care services below.

Community Care Packages

Through a dedicated and tailored service, we can help ensure that a vulnerable friend or family member receives the right community care package, helping to overturn incorrect assessments if not.

Enduring Power of Attorney

Although now replaced by Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney are still valid and Giles Wilson can help you manage them where necessary. Our experienced solicitors can provide you with all of the expert legal guidance you need.

Equity Release

Giving vulnerable individuals the cash they need can help ensure they have the care and protection they need throughout their life. If you're looking to help a vulnerable friend or relative release the equity locked in their home, we can provide the advice you need.

Final Years Planning

Our team can help you manage the affairs of your vulnerable loved one, making sure they are guaranteed to receive the care and protection they need as they move into later life.

Financial Exploitation

If you're concerned that an elderly or vulnerable relative, friend or neighbour is at risk of financial abuse or exploitation, our team's specialist advice can help you ensure their assets are protected.

Funding for Care

Ensuring the right care for someone with a learning disability doesn't have to be expensive. We can help you assess the needs of the individual, gain the right funding and even help reclaim fees that you are owed.

Lasting Power of Attorney

It can be a difficult subject to think about, but one day you might lack the mental capacity to make key decisions about your life, your finances and your future. We can help give you the power to care for a vulnerable loved one, or put precautions in place for your future.

Mental Capacity

We are specialists in acting on behalf of the mentally incapacitated. Led by a Court of Protection Panel Deputy, our team can advise on all aspects of mental capacity, from care home funding eligibility to appointing Powers of Attorney.

Protecting The Vulnerable

If you believe a vulnerable friend or relative is at risk of exploitation, our team can act on any suspicion, providing specialist service and expert advice to help protect the people closest to you.

Reclaim Care Home Fees

We can help ensure the correct NHS assessment for you, a friend or a relative for care home funding eligibility. And if you meet certain criteria, we can help you reclaim fees that you have already paid.

Experts in later life care

Our team of specialist solicitors in Essex have a wealth of experience across all areas of later life planning and elderly care law. If you are looking to secure you or your loved one's long-term security and welfare, we are the experts to talk to.

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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.

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If you have complained to your solicitor about breaching the SRA Code of Conduct and are not satisfied with their response, you can report them to the SRA. Examples of a breach include:

  • Dishonesty
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If you have complained to your solicitor about poor service and you are not satisfied with their response, you can contact the Legal Ombudsman who deal with poor service, such as:

  • Delayed or unclear communication
  • Problems with your bill
  • Loss of documents