Elderly client law is a general term which covers all those areas of law which are probably of more use to older clients.
For example, advice on Powers of Attorney, Trusts, transferring properties to other members of the family, Wills and so on. All of these areas, of course, can apply to people of any age and there have always been solicitors who specialise in one or more of those types of law. But those who specialise in “elderly client law” try to have a decent working knowledge of all of these areas so they can give rounded, comprehensive advice
For example, if people are considering passing a property onto a child they would need advice not only about inheritance tax but also about property law, how to make sure that they remain secure if they want to continue living in the home, capital gains tax and possibly on how it might effect any fees they may have to pay in the future should they go into residential care.
If you would like advice on any specific issue of this nature please contact us and we would be happy to assist. Alternatively, if you would like to have a general talk about what options are available and how best you might rearrange your affairs for the best, we would be happy to assist.
One of the most useful sources of information is Age Concern and we attach a link to their site here. There you will there find some very well written and up to date information sheets about a whole range of subjects. www.ageconcern.org.uk
At Sayer Moore & Co we have solicitors who are members of:
SFE ( Solicitors for the Elderly)
STEP The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
The Mencap Panel of solicitors
We have over 35 years experience of advising clients in this area of law. Talk to us if you have any queries or need any legal help.