New Guidelines for Elderly Clients Instructing Solicitors

A brief look at new guidelines issued to elderly people who are instructing a Solicitor

The Legal Ombudsman’s office has recently published a new guide for elderly people who are considering instructing a solicitor.

The guidelines have been published on the Legal Ombudsman’s website and a link to them can be found below:-

http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/downloads/documents/publications/Using-a-lawyer-as-you-get-older-Ten-top-tips.pdf?j=387583&e=toni.sinclair@sleeblackwell.co.uk&l=346_HTML&u=11070314&mid=1062735&jb=0

This guide will be particularly helpful to clients who are considering instructing solicitors to prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

We prepare LPA’s on behalf of clients of all ages on a regular basis. We appreciate that the legal process can be daunting and that some people can find the legal principles difficult or confusing to deal with.

Its vitally important that the client (elderly or not) fully understands everything that is happening along the way. We are experts in this field and as such you can be assured that you are in safe hands if you choose us to deal with your case; whether it is a straightforward LPA or a more complex Court of Protection issue.

If you would like to discuss an LPA or the court of protection with one of our specialist Solicitors in a free, no-obligation initial consultation then please call us on FREEPHONE 0808 139 1606 or send us an email.

Author: cpl

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