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Elderly Client Services

As the average age of life expectancy continues to increase it is ever more important for clients to consider financial planning for their future.  This is often coupled with a desire to ensure that assets are able to be passed down to the next generation.  Here at Wake Smith Solicitors we are sensitive to the often conflicting considerations which affect many of our elderly clients. We have years of experience in advising clients to find the best estate and care fee planning structures for each individual.  We appreciate that no one individual’s needs are the same.  We therefore tailor bespoke advice to the individual.

Care home fees have according to recent media reports increased by 5.6% last year to an average of £30,000 per annum.  That is generally ten times the rise in pensions as income in the same period.

In our experience there are two schools of thought among clients undertaking care home fee planning.  Some decide to use their money to secure the best quality of life while others feel strongly about family inheritance and are prepared to take their chances in the state system.  It is important that clients consider three things:

  1. Wealth management
  2. Lasting Powers of Attorney
  3. Asset protection

Our Private Client Team

Suzanne Porter
Director

Breda Cashell
Director

Rachel Baseley
Associate

Andrew Vidler
Consultant

Michael Tunbridge
Consultant

Shaun Talbot
Chartered Legal Executive

Sam Bellagha
Paralegal

Our Clients Say

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Mike Hirst - Swann-Morton
Brian Middleton
David and Elizabeth Marsden
Joanne and Michael Duffin
Mrs C C
Anonymous

"Suzanne Porter and Rachel Baseley have advised many of our employees on such delicate matters either at Wake Smith’s offices, Swann-Morton’s premises or in individuals’ homes, and have always been compassionate, understanding and patient in gaining an understanding of their requirements and wishes whilst delivering a solution in a professional manner. Their reaction has been very timely when required, which has helped to reassure the individuals and their families. We look forward to a continuing long-term and professional relationship not only with the Wills and Probate team but with Wake Smith as a whole."

Mike Hirst - Swann-Morton

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