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King Street Solicitors LLP

We are a small friendly law firm specialising in private client, family and care work. We offer a personalised service to all and our private client team can advise on wills, probate, lasting powers of attorney, estate planning and Court of Protection applications.

Updated:
1 April 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Legal
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

We have specialist and experienced solicitors who provide advice and assistance in a number of legal areas including the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, wills, probate, estate planning and Court of Protection applications.

 

All of our staff have trained as Dementia Friends and the service we provide is offered in a sensitive and caring manner to make sure that legal processes are delivered jargon and stress free. We make our legal services accessible to all by offering home visits if it is required by the client.    

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

Ensuring that all our staff members have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects our clients.

Ensuring that our office is a comfortable environment for clients with dementia when they visit or offering to visit them in their own home if they feel more comfortable discussing legal matters there.

Ensuring that all correspondence with our clients is clear and easy to understand.

Ensuring that clients with dementia, their carers and families are aware of the  need to prepare wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney at an early stage to ensure that their wishes are carried out.               

2. Actions

  • Improve our understanding of Dementia

    All staff have received training and are now Dementia Friends but we will ensure that all new employees are trained.     

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - First Quarter Update

     

    New member

  • Correspondence for clients to be easy to understand

    All correspondence that we send to our clients will be in plain English and easy to understand.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

     

    New member

  • Educate and inform current clients and the general public about the impact of losing capacity

    We will continue to work closely with the Alzheimer’s Society to offer free advice drop in clinics at their Forget me Not Cafes, take part in the Dementia Awareness Week, offer advice via the carers programme and offer drop in clinics and free half hour appointments to clients.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - First Quarter Update

     

    New member

  • Provide literature to current and new clients advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney.

    We will publish an easy to understand information leaflet for clients to peruse and offer free telephone and in the office advice on the procedure, duties of the attorneys and costings.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2015 - First Quarter Update

     

    New member