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…
The importance of having a well-drafted Will has been highlighted in a recent case which saw two step-sisters in a dispute over their parents’ estate and specifically who died first.The commorientes rule (which is found in section 184, Law of Property Act 1925)...
SFE chairman Michael Culver speaks out about the recent news that Lloyds have failed to distribute a huge number of assets correctly, following the discovery of a vast bank of forgotten wills. Michael shared his advice on how those affected could seek recompense.