Helping to connect you with the right legal help when you need it

Helping you plan for later life

What do you need to put in place to help protect your future in terms of finances and health and choose who makes decisions on your behalf if you no longer can?

Helping you support your loved ones

We can also help when your loved ones need expert legal advice. Our members are used to helping families in times of crisis and are trained to work with vulnerable clients.

Have you ever asked yourself?

What happens if I can’t make my own decisions?

There are many reasons that you may one day become unable to make decisions about your own financial assets or physical wellbeing, for example if you lose mental capacity through an illness like dementia. In this situation, having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place allows you to choose family members or other trusted individuals (‘attorneys’) to be authorised to make decisions on your behalf…

How do we fund my elderly relative’s care?

It is very common for people to require additional care as they get older, either within their own home or by moving into a care home. Having a health and welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place ensures that you, as the attorney, can act upon your relative’s wishes or preferences around the care they receive, should they lose capacity…

Probate Fees – Then and Now

Probate Fees – Then and Now

In 2016, only two years ago, the Government were on the verge of introducing a new fee structure for Probate applications.  These also applied to applications for Grants of Letters of Administration (appropriate in cases of intestacy where a person dies without making...

SFE in the Daily Mail on new probate fees

SFE in the Daily Mail on new probate fees

Recently, the government revived proposals to raise probate fees, penalising larger estates, with the cap being £6000. Justice Minister Lucy Frazer published a ministerial statement on the 5th November announcing the new fees. SFE's CEO Lakshmi Turner, spoke with...