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Clarke Mairs LLP

We are a firm of solicitors specialising in Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications as well as other matters such as property issues and conveyancing, company litigation, leasehold enfranchisement and insolvency.

Updated:
20 November 2017
Location:
North East
Sectors:
Legal
Local Alliances:
Newcastle Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia 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?

Be supporting and understanding in our daily tasks e.g. in advising about Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship. Continue to be part of the Wills to Remember scheme. 

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

Every individual is different and you will need to put yourself in the shoes of each person and their personal circumstances. We endeavor to do this. 

Member contacts

Rachel Swinburne and Claire French

One Hood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JQ

0191 2454737

Member website

www.clarkemairs.com

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Continue to put in place what we have learnt from the Alzheimer’s Societies Step inside Dementia Course and Dementia Friends training.

    Status:
  • Support clients

    Support clients with dementia on an on-going basis. We are going to consider the best environment for our clients to see us, how we can best communicate and endeavour to make any legal progress an easy stress-free one. We offer home appointments. We understand the capacity to undertake certain legal documents, and work with medical professionals to obtain capacity assessments. We can offer practical advice, for example the benefits of undertaking lasting powers of attorney rather than appointing a joint signatory on a bank account. We will continue to take part in the Wills to Remember scheme.  

     

    Our team:

     

    1)      are STEP qualified, the gold standard for those practising in Wills and Probate.

    2)      have the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme Accreditation (WIQS) which provides a best practice quality mark for Wills and Estate Administration advice.

    3)      are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, which is an independent, national organisation of lawyers and others who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

    4)      are DBS checked to work with vulnerable adults. 

    Status:
  • Office environment

    Continually endeavour to make our office dementia friendly e.g. by reviewing the furniture, signage, communication. Continue to offer home appointments. 

    Status:
  • Support clients

    Support clients with dementia on an on-going basis. We are going to consider the best environment for our clients to see us, how we can best communicate and endeavour to make any legal progress an easy stress-free one. We offer home appointments. We understand the capacity to undertake certain legal documents, and work with medical professionals to obtain capacity assessments. We can offer practical advice, for example the benefits of undertaking lasting powers of attorney rather than appointing a joint signatory on a bank account. We will continue to take part in the Wills to Remember scheme.  

     

    Our team:

     

    1)      are STEP qualified, the gold standard for those practising in Wills and Probate.

    2)      have the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme Accreditation (WIQS) which provides a best practice quality mark for Wills and Estate Administration advice.

    3)      are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, which is an independent, national organisation of lawyers and others who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

    4)      are DBS checked to work with vulnerable adults. 

    Status: