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Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors

Pinney Talfourd Solicitors is a leading law firm with offices in Upminster, Hornchurch and Brentwood. We provide a full range of legal services including; Wills, Trusts, Tax & Probate We are able to advise on all aspects of private client law including: • the drafting of Wills • Lasting Powers of Attorney • Court of Protection applications including Deputyships • Probate and Estate Administration • Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning • Trusts Solicitor Services for Elderly Clients Our specialist team of private client solicitors recognise that the issues affecting the elderly are complex and often the source of considerable difficulty and stress, whether it be the management of their financial affairs, payment of care or nursing home fees, or financial abuse. Where necessary, we are able to make home or hospital visits where clients are unable to attend the office.

Updated:
31 October 2014
Location:
London
Local Alliances:
Havering 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?

As a long established firm of solicitors working in an area with a large population of older people, we aim to provide a comprehensive range of legal services designed specifically for their needs.

We will ensure that staff are aware of the effects of dementia and are kept up to date on the legal issues which need to be considered when advising clients.

We will work to communicate effectively with clients with dementia and their carers to ensure that they understand the importance of planning for the future and we will advise them of the legal options available to them.

We will attend events to give information on issues such as loss of capacity and the importance of planning for such a situation.

 

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

The main difficulty we encounter is that not enough people are made aware of the importance of planning for their future. We hope that through initiatives like the Dementia Action Alliance, there will be a greater understanding in the wider community as to what legal options may be available for people who may have diminished capacity at some point in their lives. There are legal documents that people can put in place to ensure that they have the peace of mind of knowing that their best interests can be looked after with the minimum amount of stress to  themselves, their carers and their family members.

 

Member website

www.pinneytalfourd.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Ensure staff have a working knowledge of the effects of dementia and the legal issues surrounding it.

    Ongoing training will be given to staff where possible to provide up to date knowledge of the effect of dementia on their clients as well as the legal issues which need to be considered when providing advice to clients affected by dementia.

    Status:
    Planning

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Attend local events to give information to the general public regarding the impact of loss of capacity and the legal options that are available.

    Spread the word regarding the implications of loss of capacity and the legal options available through published media and public speaking engagements. Continue to offer advice and support to clients and their family members with loss of capacity legal issues.

    Give presentations to local groups to improve awareness of the options available and promote the necessity and importance of planning for the future eg Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Effective Communication with Clients

    We are passionate about encouraging people to make proper plans for their future and to ensure that the management of their finances and personal welfare run smoothly and are administered by trustworthy people when they can no longer manage alone. In this way we advise our clients to make Lasting Powers of Attorney

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Third Quarter Update

    New member