Elderly and Vulnerable Adults

Supporting and protecting vulnerable adults

When someone loses capacity or isn't able to manage their affairs without support, it's vital they have the necessary support around them. The correct legal structures and advice from a lawyer who understands the issue involved can help protect their best interests and plan for their future.

Our solicitors are experienced in dealing with these issues, and represent 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. This includes:

  • 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
  • Wills
  • Disabled Persons’ Trusts
  • Financial abuse
  • Issues of mental capacity

Our team work with our clients to deliver these services with compassion and sensitivity to preserve the rights and wellbeing of those most vulnerable. 

When required, our team are also able to act as a Professional Deputy, or be appointed Deputy by the Court of Protection, liaising closely with family and carers to help meet the needs and secure the best interests of the individual. A number of our team are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national organisation of lawyers who support and make a difference to older and vulnerable people.