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Elderly & Vulnerable Client Services

Elderly & Vulnerable Client Services


Hewitsons provide a range of advice to assist older and vulnerable clients, their families and carers, including:

  • Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection and Deputyship Applications
  • Advice on Lifetime Gifting
  • Financial Abuse Claims
  • Challenging NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding decisions
  • Disputes in relation to funding long term care
  • Will and Estate Disputes
  • Mental Capacity to make decisions

If you have been diagnosed with dementia, or another condition which affects your mental capacity, this does not necessarily mean that you do not have capacity to make certain legal decisions. Our specialists can advise you on your specific circumstances.

We have solicitors who are specifically qualified to deal with elderly and vulnerable clients and are full accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).  SFE is a national association of independent lawyers who specialise in older client law.  Accredited members have each undertaken the Older Client Care in Practice Award to demonstrate their experience and specialist knowledge in this area.  https://sfe.legal/

We also have solicitors who are members of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

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Please click on the link below to contact a member of our team.

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The Private Wealth team sends out a monthly newsletter that contains important legal updates and advice on Wills, Estate Disputes and other practical private wealth issues. If you would like to be included in this mailing list then please complete this form here. Alternatively you can view all past newsletters in our legal update section.

Key Contacts

Tiffany Benson - Legal Director

Tiffany Benson

Legal Director

01604 463340

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Antonia Cooper - Associate

Antonia Cooper


+44 (0)1604 463314

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Rachel Hawkins - Senior Solicitor

Rachel Hawkins

Senior Solicitor

+44 (0)1604 463165

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Kelly Wardell - Associate

Kelly Wardell


+44 (0)1223 532722

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Latest testimonials

"Very professional, with a caring attitude and I felt at ease in the surroundings"
Mrs M

"Antonia Cooper was helpful in every way and on the ball"
Dr H

Latest testimonials

My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the caring and professional way in which you dealt with this matter on our behalf. It is much appreciated."
Mr & Mrs B

"The service we received was personal, personalised and extremely (pleasantly) professional. All advice appeared relevant and was gratefully received"
Mr & Mrs G

Latest testimonials

“Antonia Cooper was excellent in every aspect. Personable, friendly and very efficient, acting promptly and appropriately. Thank you Antonia and supporting staff, you made it easier for us at a difficult time”
Mr C as executor of Mrs C

“Just to say service was 1st Class. It was a pleasure to have had dealings with Antonia Cooper and the staff”
Mrs R

“I always have complete confidence when dealing with Hewitsons. Antonia Cooper is extremely helpful and professional as are her colleagues. I have little knowledge of legal fees but trust the fees are value for money"
Mrs A

Latest testimonials

"Friendly, informative and professional"
Mrs M

'Bernadette O'Reilly knows her subject and explains things so they are easy to understand.'
Client quote to Legal 500

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"I have always felt that Carolyn Bagley has my best interests at heart and I thank her for that, also for her kind professionalism."
Mrs N

"Carolyn is now a trusted advisor who I recommend to family and friends."
Mr P

“All staff were very friendly and helpful. We are elderly private clients who were relaxed by a professional who understood out complex needs and wishes and produced excellent Wills in a manner which made the business almost a pleasure.”
Mr & Mrs C - Will

Latest testimonials

"As a widow whose late husband dealt with all financial and legal matters. I have found the advice and continuing support of Hewitsons very reassuring."
Mrs W as Trustee of Mr W

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"Thank you for all your help on my and my family's affairs. I greatly appreciate the interest you take and the time and trouble you put into looking after us. This is invaluable."
Mrs L

"We were delighted to learn you had been inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and send you our warmest congratulations on the recognition which you so well deserve."
Mr F

"It's clear when you deal with Clare that you're benefiting from a huge breadth and depth of experience. When you couple that with a pretty impressive eye for detail, it's very reassuring. She's very straightforward to work with, partly because she knows exactly what she's talking about, so one's not needing to examine what she's saying because one's confident that it's right."
Chambers & Partners 2018


Latest testimonials

"He acts proactively and is very bright. When speed is of the essence, he gets to the nub of the matter and does his absolute best to resolve it very quickly".
Client testimonial as featured in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2016

"Daniel Curtis is ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable and is adept at asking pertinent questions, anticipating issues and suggesting solutions".
Legal 500 Legal Directory  2019

Latest testimonials

"Excellent service throughout the whole process. Everything was done with compassion and efficiency during the difficult process of my Mothers Estate."
Exec of Mrs B

"I expected courtesy and efficiency, but I did appreciate the kindness and helpfulness"
Mr B

"My sister and I would like to thank both Hauke Harrack and Stephanie Dennis very much, for the help in dealing with our late mother's estate, with such consideration at a difficult and very sad time for us. Thank you to Hauke Harrack for the efficient and professional way in which he administered the estate. Everything was explained in meaningful terms and nothing too much trouble in keeping us constantly informed of any developments and progress .etc by text or email, and thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"A big thank you to Mr Harrack for the friendly and professional way he has sorted out my problems"
Mr T

Latest testimonials

"Courteous and efficient throughout. Clear explanation of legal requirements"
Mr C

Latest testimonials

"Thank you for all your efforts over the last ten months. We’ve appreciated the fact that you’ve always kept us informed and the documentation has always been clear and concise"
Mr A & Mrs J

Latest testimonials

"The service we received was excellent and everything was explained clearly"
Miss C

Latest testimonials

"Just to say thank you for the way a delicate subject was dealt with in a very sensitive way by Kelly and other staff"
 Mrs R

"Thank you to all members of the staff who made you feel at ease and very courteous"
Mrs H

"We were very happy with the service Kelly provided us when sorting out our will - Friendly and Helpful"
Mr & Mrs W

Latest testimonials

"Congratulations and thanks for a job done so well that no words can express our deep gratitude.
Right from the outset since our initial contact until the very end, we found you all to be the most professional, highly experienced and most co-operative team anyone can dream of. Hats off to you all."
Mr D

Latest testimonials

"We have nothing but praise for the skill and care you have shown and the excellent advice you have given us."
Mrs A

Latest testimonials

"We were very pleased with the level of knowledge and explanations given to us. The Staff were very friendly and commodating to our needs. Thank you!"
Mr & Mrs B

Latest testimonials

"I would just like to thank you for your efficient, professional and personable management of the estate.
It has been a pleasure to have been working with you."

Administration of Estate
Mr & Mrs G


Latest testimonials

"Very interesting and informative seminar. Excellent speakers."
Private Wealth Seminar - 2018

"Easy to understand format, well presented and informative"
Private Wealth Seminar - 2018

"A very helpful introduction to the problems of estate planning"
Private Wealth Seminar - 2018

"Very informative and useful. Put over and explained very well and clearly"
Private Wealth Seminar - 2018

Latest testimonials

My enduring impression of Hewitsons is that it is a professional and client-dedicated organisation with a great deal of expertise. No stone was left unturned in pursuing my case. Soliciting legal advice has been a more complication and, at time, personally stressful process that I had initially expected. However, with the support of Tiffany Benson and her colleagues at Hewitsons I have felt supported all the way through this. thank you.

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