Services for Older People

Entering your ‘golden years’ brings with it a particular set of issues which require careful legal consideration. Pearson’s dedicated ‘Private Client’ team has for many years provided a comprehensive range of specialist advice for older people and their relatives. We aim to ensure that your assets are managed and protected for you and your heirs and that you have the necessary planning in place as your needs change.

Specific advice relevant to older people includes; wills and trusts, estate and tax planning, powers of attorney, Court of Protection, retirement planning, arrangements for care and investment advice.

If you are disabled or would find it difficult to attend at our offices, we can easily arrange to visit you at home.

Latest News

Widow Pays for Delay in Seeking Provision From Her Husband's Estate

If you feel that you have suffered a wrong of any kind, a delay in taking legal action can put paid to your chances of obtaining justice. A widow who was left nothing in her deceased husband's will found that out to her cost when her hopes of obtaining...

Informal Agreement Leads Family to Court of Appeal

Disputes within families are very common indeed and one of the issues the courts see over and over again is where there is a family 'understanding' that ends in a disagreement. In a recent case , the result of one such dispute is that an 82-year-old woman...

Breach of Trust Brings Jail for Fraudulent Trustee

Yet another sad case reported recently shows the wisdom of appointing only those who are absolutely trustworthy and/or insured professionals as trustees over your assets. The court heard how a trustee appointed to safeguard the assets of a 17-year-old boy...

Half of Estate Value Goes in Fees When Will Lost and Family in Dispute

When a person is appointed executor of an estate, they are given a reasonable period to progress the estate administration but cannot procrastinate without adverse consequences being likely. When a woman died intestate in 2012, she left behind a house and...

Just Because You Agree Doesn't Mean the Court Will

It is common in legal disputes for the two sides to agree to suspend the court proceedings for a period so that they can get as much agreed between them as possible, and gather their evidence and prepare their arguments over what remains in dispute without...