Clarkson Wright & Jakes

We are a regional firm of solicitors. We deal in all types of legal work. A growing number of our clients have been diagnosed with Dementia, hence our interest in this area.

19 July 2018
London, South East
Local Alliances:
Kent Dementia Action Alliance, Bromley 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?

The firm takes great pride in giving quality advice especially in the finalisation of wills, powers of attorney and protecting assets from Inheritance Tax and Long Term Care. We are also involved in Court of Protection work and contested probate and cases such as undue influence in the area of power of attorney. In doing so we provide the following as an assitance:

  • Home Visit
  • Fully disability friendly facilities
  • Hearing loops
  • Dementia Friend Champion and training given to the public
  • Free monthly advice on protecting assets especially regarding Long Term Care
  • Interviewer rooms on one level 
  • Connection with three local Age UK organisations as trustees 

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

The need to have a greater understanding of changes from the Care Act and how that will impact on clients who are carers of individuals with dementia.

The need to communicate these changes to our clients.

The need to direct the DAA to other professional organisations e.g. accountants, solicitors, IPA

Member website

2. Actions

  • The need to understand more of the Care Act

    To date there have been no practical information given on the works of the new Care Act. We need to keep a close eye on the this and go on suitable research. 

  • Communicate this information to the public

    Once the information has been obtained we will to consider letter drops, seminars and information on our website to inform the public.