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Private Client Services

We appreciate that you have a busy life and that you may not have yet considered your future plans, however we would encourage you to organise your personal affairs for a variety of reasons. It might be to make things easier for your family and friends during your lifetime and afterwards, or to protect assets from care home fees. It might also be so that your wishes are set out in a legally binding way, so that after death, you control who benefits from your estate.

We understand that if you have lost someone close to you, the need to deal with their affairs must be conducted with tact and empathy.  Our Private client team offer a range of services for private individuals including will writing, obtaining a grant of probate, administering an estate, and assisting in the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

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Wills and Probate

Why do I need Brockbanks?

Our Private Client Team contains many experienced solicitors who specialise in assisting clients in the various practical and legal issues that need to be taken care of, including:

  • Making a will
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living wills and Advance Decisions
  • Lack of Mental capacity
  • Dealing with people’s affairs
  • Care Home Fees
  • Trusts
  • Disputes after death
  • Fixed Fees

Because people are unique, it is impossible to adopt a policy of ‘one size fits all’. We always meet our clients in person to discuss their personal requirements, and we would be happy to arrange an appointment for you at any of our 6 offices or in the comfort of your own home.

The following websites contain further information which you may find useful.

Age UK

  • Factsheet 48 – pension credit
  • Factsheet 40 – Deprivation of assets in the means test for care home provision
  • Factsheet 39 – paying for care in a care home if you have a partner
  • Factsheet 38 – treatment of property in the means test for permanent care home provision
  • Factsheet 34 – attendance allowance
  • Factsheet 10 – paying for permanent residential care

Alzheimer’s Research UK

 

Our Private Client team

Josephine Walker
Josephine WalkerHead of Private Client Department, Solicitor
Whitehaven Office
Geoffrey Hall
Geoffrey HallSenior Solicitor, Director
Maryport Office
Peter Bailey
Peter BaileySenior Consultant
Workington Office
Mary Owens
Mary OwensSenior Solicitor
Whitehaven Office
Sarah Fitzsimons
Sarah FitzsimonsSenior Solicitor, Director
Whitehaven Office
Hayley Heron
Hayley HeronSenior Solicitor
Cockermouth Office
Diana Smalley
Diana SmalleySolicitor
Cockermouth Office
Denise Osborn
Denise OsbornFellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
Whitehaven Office
Angela Haughin
Angela HaughinFellow of the Institute of Paralegals
Whitehaven Office
Sarah Hilton
Sarah HiltonTrainee Legal Executive
Whitehaven Office
Kathryn Barnett
Kathryn BarnettSolicitor
Whitehaven Office

Each of our legal services is provided by a team of solicitors and legal professionals, who will strive to meet, if not exceed, our clients’ expectations. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Our range of Private Client services

Brockbanks Solicitors’ team of experts offer a range of services for you, including: