Prince Evans LLP
Prince Evans Solicitors LLP provides clear, practical legal advice for businesses and people. As a leading West London Law firm based in Ealing we provide city-type legal expertise and quality of service at competitive rates. We offer our clients a broad base of experience and are proud to hold a national reputation in a growing number of niche areas. Our practice was founded and continues to grow on the basis of a client focused service, which is of the highest of standards. At Prince Evans Solicitors we have the largest dedicated Private Client department in Ealing with considerable experience in all matters concerning Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyship, Court of Protection, Probate and Trusts. Our team provides a compassionate, professional legal service which is understanding of and sensitive to each client’s individual circumstances and needs.
- 17 January 2017
- Local Alliances:
- Ealing 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?
Prince Evans Solicitors’ Wills, Trusts and Probate Department complies with the National Code of Practice established by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), and in accordance with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) guidelines. Prince Evans are fully accredited members of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme, and gold partnership corporate members of Headway the brain injury association. We are committed to broadcasting awareness to our clients, associated professional connections and the local community of the benefits of having planning measures in place at an early stage, through legally valid Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. We provide legal advice to the elderly and vulnerable, as well to their families, carers and loved ones, especially in instances where a person is no longer able to manage their own financial or health affairs and is in need of a person to become appointed to act as their Deputy by the Court of Protection in their best interests. The staff at Prince Evans remain dedicated to providing accessible, friendly legal services for those experiencing the onset of Dementia either as a result of old age, illness, or due to an accident resulting in head and brain injuries.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Raising awareness of the problems that can arise without having vital life planning measures of legally valid Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney in place delivers our biggest challenge, and is one which we strive to tackle on an ongoing basis. Prince Evans provides free monthly seminars and presentations for the local community to attend addressing issues including Deputyship and the role of The Court of Protection, the importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney and the regulatory body of The Office of the Public Guardian, as well as understanding Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax. We work closely with associations such as Meadow House hospice, dementia specific care homes and Age UK to educate and support the valuable work these institutions undertake and the services they provide.
All frontline staff, solicitors and management members to complete Dementia Friends Information session
To implement Dementia Friends sessions as part of the firm’s training and compliance scheme in order for them, and the firm as a whole, to be recognised as Dementia Friends.
To raise awareness about Dementia and mental capacity in order to grow a Dementia Friendly community in Ealing
To draw to the attention of our clients, associated professional connections and the local community awareness about Dementia and mental capacity at our regular seminar and presentation events
To display leaflets and provide information about Dementia
To have leaflets and Dementia Action Alliance information available to clients and visitors to the office in our reception and meeting rooms