Can you claim a refund of care home fees?
If you live in England and have been paying for your own care, you can explore the possibility of reclaiming […]
Prospective adoptive couple granted significant settlement after Bradford Council “broke” their family
The BBC recently reported that Bradford City Council have agreed on a financial settlement for Slough couple Sonny and Sarita […]
Mind the Gap; financial exploitation of our vulnerable elderly in the time of Covid
As a solicitor specialising in financial abuse, the most difficult cases for me are those where I’m told about abuse […]
Can you get NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding for Dementia?
NHS Continuing Healthcare is the name given to funding which is provided by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and […]
Rise in Special Guardianship Breakdowns in light of Covid-19
Over the last few months we have all faced difficulties because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic however, we have become […]
Do I have to sell my home to pay for care home fees?
By law, you are required to pay in full for your own care home fees if your available capital exceeds […]
The Aftermath of Lockdown… Surprise Inheritance Tax Bills for Staying with the Kids?
For the many parents who have gifted their properties to their children as an early inheritance, many won’t realise that […]
Home, sweet home…?
A bulletin issued by the Office for National Statistics today reveals that of the adults surveyed in Great Britain, almost […]
Disinherited? Death and the forfeiture rule
I wrote about the little known and unusual ‘forfeiture rule’ a few months ago in cases involving assisted suicide. The […]
Lifetime gifts; an update on ‘When is a gift not a gift?’
An elderly mother transfers her property to one of her children. It’s a common enough scenario. Often everyone involved has […]