Partner, Head of Private ClientShona Brown
For over 20 years we have had a dedicated Client Welfare team in Edinburgh who assist elderly and vulnerable individuals to be safe, supported, secure and well cared for.
Independence and choice are our guiding principles and we will work wherever possible to safeguard to this.
Our dedicated Client Welfare team
Our Welfare team includes Partner Shona Brown. Shona is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners.
As well as being very experienced in the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney she can correspond with the Primary Care Trust on your behalf in relation to care issues including NHS Continuing Care claims.
Our firm’s trustee company was appointed continuing attorney by the client in recognition of his failing capacity after he suffered a stroke. The attorney also recognised that assistance was required by the client to achieve a smooth transfer to a care home environment.
Fiona our client welfare manager was able to assist in this transition
Becoming incapable of dealing with your own financial and welfare affairs can happen to anyone, at any time. Therefore, we recommend that our clients put a power of attorney in place as early as possible.
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