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Mental Incapacity & Care of the Elderly

Our care and support go hand in hand

What is involved?

If you have reached a stage in life when you require help with your affairs, we have a service designed to look after matters for you. Alternatively, if you are caring for an elderly or incapacitated relative and their affairs, you may face new and unexpected challenges.

Or, you may be an attorney or need a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property & Finances and/or Health & Welfare decisions; appointing someone to manage things for you if you become mentally incapable.

Our specialist lawyers advise on a variety of aspects of care and financial management, and work with relatives, carers and guardians. We have a team specialising in Court of Protection work, taking care of the welfare and assets of someone who through age, infirmity, illness or injury may not have capacity to look after their own affairs.

Why choose Freeths?

  • Friendly, approachable lawyers experienced in helping vulnerable clients, their friends and family offering a respectful and quality service
  • We advise on Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning including Statutory Wills for those who have lost capacity
  • We advise relatives wishing to make provision for incapacitated children
  • We advise about paying for residential and nursing home care, including how to fund fees
  • We advise carers and offer specialist expertise on mental capacity, nursing/residential home care

Our lawyers will explain everything to you clearly in plain English. Call us now to see how we could help you.

If you need advice about tax and succession planning; dealing with issues relating to residential or nursing home care; or just the day to day management of the affairs of someone who is unable to do to so for themselves we will steer you through the challenges.

Two of our team are on the panel of Deputies maintained by the Court of Protection to support people who have no family or friends to support them, or where there is a dispute about who should manage their affairs.

We also have a variety of detailed information sheets available, including guides to choosing and visiting a care home. Please get in touch using our enquiry form if you would like a copy.

Would you like to talk to someone?

Contact our Mental Incapacity & Care of the Elderly team

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"The clear and concise information provided allowed me to fully understand what I would be undertaking if I was to put myself up for Deputyship."


"My wife and I would both like to thank you for making the process so easy and efficient."


"Natasha Molloy of Freeths LLP routinely serves as a professional deputy, regularly acting for clients with acquired brain injuries. A source says: 'She's one of the best that I deal with - technically she's very good and she also has a very good way of dealing with clients and making the right decisions on their behalf'."


"Professionalism tempered with understanding and caring."


"Thank you very much for your intervention concerning this whole matter and I think that you also go out of your way to do what you can."


"Your efforts in providing clear and timely advice have been so helpful to us all. We cannot recommend you highly enough."


"Singled out for her 'professionalism, sincerity and immense knowledge', Jane Maitland acts as an executor and trustee and is also a Court of Protection appointed deputy for vulnerable clients."


"This is just to thank you for all the help you have given to [client] over the past years. I know how fond of you she was and how marvellous you were with her. Freeths are so lucky to have you Patricia. I do not think I would have been able to manage the anxiety of the last years without your understanding and updates. With every good wish for the future and many many thanks for your kindness at all times."

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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