What would happen if age, illness or an accident meant you were no longer capable of looking after your own affairs? By preparing in advance, we can help you to make sure your family don’t face a difficult and complex time sorting out the legal authority to act on your behalf.
We believe there is no substitute for personal, one-to-one advice and we value the long-term relationships that we build with our clients. As a specialist team we are a member of STEP, and are qualified as Solicitors for the Elderly as well as being Dementia Friendly.
We are able to meet with you in the best place for you; be that your home, a nursing home or hospital.
From the first time we meet we’ll take the time to really get to know you, so that we understand the intricacies of what you need. We offer you clear, legal advice from experts in each field of law so that you can make the best decision for you. We put you first. We listen. And offer you a personal service that you can depend on.How We Work
Planning for later in life is something few of us want to think about. By making plans before they are needed you can be assured that your voice will be heard when it otherwise might not be. At Boyce Hatton, we can also help in structuring your estate efficiently and to maximum effect.
We recommend that everyone create a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). It gives the person(s) acting as your attorney the legal authority to make decisions about your personal welfare, property and finances if you’re unable to.
Planning for the future not only presents you with peace of mind, it helps to make clear decisions about the choices that effect you and those closest to you.
We have specialist lawyers in the team who are qualified to work with the elderly and work closely with agencies dealing with dementia. This means we always work in a way that is sensitive and respectful to the nature of this kind of planning.
You can choose whoever you think would be best to act on your behalf; in either a Personal Welfare LPA or a Property and Financial Affairs LPA.
This could be a spouse, trusted business partner, friend. Or, if you would be more comfortable giving this authority to someone removed from the situation, we’re happy to act for you.
There is also the practical prospect of facing long-term care, which is worrying for many people and their families.
We can offer experienced legal advice to ensure you receive the care you need, whilst preserving an estate for inheritance.
We take a long-term, jargon-free approach to estate planning and care fees funding. We’ll clearly explain the financial and legal possibilities for your unique situation and help you structure your estate for the future, including: