Rowena specialises in assisting clients and their families who are dealing with issues relating to incapacity, whether through illness, injury or old age. She is familiar with the many problems that can arise when a person loses the ability to manage their own affairs and recognises the sensitivity needed to deal with them.
“It’s a sad reality that, as people live ever longer, there is an increase in the number of people facing mental capacity issues. At a time when decisions have to be made in difficult and distressing circumstances, I can help the client to understand the options available and guide them through the legal procedures. This area of the law can be complex and my job is to help clients find solutions and give them peace of mind for the future.”
As well as advising on and assisting with the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney, Rowena deals with applications to the Court of Protection on behalf of people without capacity. This may be to appoint a Deputy, to get permission to make a Statutory Will or to request authority to make gifts. She also manages the affairs of people without capacity where a Deputy or Attorney has already been appointed, making sure the needs of the client are met and that the Deputy or Attorney is fulfilling his duties.
Rowena’s skills and experience include;
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection
- Statutory Wills
- Deputyship administration.
Rowena is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a group who specialise in legal issues affecting the elderly and the incapacitated. She is an avid participant in the group’s Forum, where the problems faced by these vulnerable members of our society are shared and discussed.
Solicitors for the Elderly