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FDC Law Solicitors

FDC Law was formed in November 2002 when the successful and highly respected firms of Faulkners and Daniel & Cruttwell merged. We provide expert advice to both private and commercial clients about a wide range of legal issues, with each solicitor and legal advisor having their own specialist knowledge. As well as preparing a Will, we can help with setting up Powers of Attorney, planning for care home fees, inheritance tax planning and dealing with the administration of estates when someone has died. We can help with setting up and running trusts, with living Wills, and can advise in the difficult situation if there is a dispute over the terms of someone’s Will. We continue to offer a professional, specialist service combined with a personal and friendly approach. FDC Law is an entirely independent firm; we do not pay, or receive referral fees from anyone, and have no outside owners . We are dedicated to providing a good, local service and are very much a part of the communities in which we live and work. The majority of our employees are local. We are actively involved in the communities in which we live and work, as a firm we sponsor local sports teams, theatres and events and as individuals many of us volunteer with local charities and community organisations

Updated:
27 May 2020
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Legal
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset, Keynsham & Saltford Dementia Action Alliance, Radstock Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

To help raise awareness of dementia within the firm to help build a better understanding of those living with dementia and their carers to ensure that our clients can access our legal services easily and in a supported manner. Our Lawyers in the Private Client Department are experts in their field and have a good understanding of capacity issues relating to individuals living with dementia. We will help the local Dementia Action Alliances in person and via our online blogs and social media in raising awareness of dementia friendly communities.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We will keep under review the effectiveness of our people, procedures and processes in implementing our aim of becoming a dementia friendly law firm.

Member website

www.fdc-law.co.uk

2. Actions

  • To become a dementia friendly law firm

     Our solicitor and appointed Dementia Friends Champion, Lisa Morgan, will arrange for all staff within the firm to attend information sessions to become dementia friends and ensure there is a greater understanding of dementia starting with our reception staff.

    We intend for all our lawyers to become dementia friends too in ensuring our aim is achieved.

    As part of this process, we will link in with the Radstock, Keynsham and Bath Dementia Action Alliances to be involved in delivering the training sessions to our staff. We intend to support their aim in developing dementia friendly communities by promoting and being involved with their events and raising awareness via our blogs and on social media.

     

    Status:
    Planning
  • Survey of our premises to make them dementia friendly

    Review the firm’s reception area of our offices, signage and procedures in facilitating easier access to our services by clients living with dementia.
    Status:
    Planning
  • To support local memory cafes and other dementia related events in the community

    To sponsor a local memory café and be involved on a local level in ensuring that such community events continue to support those living with dementia.

     

    To hold free ‘dementia friendly talks’ about making or updating a Will, Lasting Powers of Attorney, deputyships, DWP appointeeship and care planning for the public at our offices in Midsomer Norton and Keynsham. We are considering arranging the talks in the Autumn subject to government guidance on social distancing.

     

    To help raise funds for the local Dementia Action Alliances in raising awareness of dementia friendly communities and the Alzheimer’s Society via Dementia Action Week and other community events.

     

    Status:
    Planning