Protection and Planning for the vulnerable

Our team provides advice on how to provide for, and protect the interests of, individuals who may lack mental capacity to manage their affairs and make decisions for themselves.

A lack of mental capacity may be due to:

  • a stroke or brain injury;
  • a mental health problem;
  • a learning disability;
  • dementia;
  • confusion, drowsiness or unconsciousness because of an illness or the treatment for it; and
  • substance or alcohol misuse.

We can offer guidance and support to those who are:

  • concerned about the ability of someone to manage their financial affairs or make decisions about health and welfare issues;
  • responsible for managing someone’s financial affairs or making decisions about health and welfare issues; and
  • concerned about their own ability to manage their own affairs.

We can advise you on:

  • Planning for incapacity;
  • General management of financial affairs;
  • Providing for vulnerable beneficiaries via trusts; and
  • Protection of vulnerable individuals via the Court of Protection.


Partner writes for Solicitors Journal: Combatting financial abuse of older and vulnerable clients

In this article for Solicitors Journal, Partner, Ann Stanyer examines growing awareness of financial abuse and what practitioners should know. To read the online article please click here.


What does the Powers of Attorney Bill mean for those creating and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney?

To read this article as it was originally posted on Lexis PSL, please click here.


EPrivateClient: BBC’s The Split raises questions over assisted dying

Victoria Mahon de Palacios has written a piece addressing the questions the episode raises over assisted dying, published in eprivateclient. To read in full her, please click here.


Defending Wealth

To view this article, please click here. This article first appeared in Brewin Dolphin’s client magazine Perspective.