Elderly and Vulnerable Client Services

With people living longer and encountering new kinds of challenges in later life, it’s important that you are able to access specialist advice tailored to the of older individuals, their families and carers. Within our firm, we have experienced professionals who can help you resolve the legal challenges that you may encounter in later life.

Why Coodes for elderly and vulnerable clients?

Choosing the right lawyers to help you plan for the future is critical – you want advisors who are experts in their field but who will also take the time to explain matters, to listen to your concerns and to support you in reaching the best solution. At Coodes we are renowned for combining legal expertise with approachability: bringing a friendly face and a listening ear to the dry world of legal decision making. Several of our lawyers are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, an organisation that helps connect people with solicitors who provide high-quality advice about lifetime planning, later-life matters, and issues that uniquely affect older people and their families. We also have colleagues who are trained Dementia Friends and Dementia Champions, who bring expertise in supporting individuals and families affected by dementia.

Many of our team are members of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), an organisation for industry specialists in family inheritance and succession planning matters, and the Private Client Section of the Law Society. We have a number of other accreditations and professionals memberships that could be relevant to you depending on your personal circumstances, including the Equity Release Council, the Agricultural Law Association and the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate (ACTAPS).

Our elderly and vulnerable client services

Our friendly and approachable professionals can advise on a wide range of issues affecting elderly clients and their families and provide you with clear and sympathetic advice to help you make the right decisions. We can help you with:

  • Writing or updating a will
  • Trust and tax planning
  • Statutory wills – for those who have lost capacity
  • Buying and selling property, including moving into smaller, more accessible housing
  • Equity release on a current home
  • Arranging Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Living wills and advance directives
  • Elder abuse
  • Will and inheritance disputes
  • Probate and estate administration

If you or a loved one need assistance, contact us and we can assess your circumstances and let you know how we can help. Call us on 0800 328 3282 or fill in our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch.


Sarah Cornish

Head of Private Client

Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

Richard Pollock

Head of Court of Protection

Alan Gates


Amy Quinn


Louise Brown


Aimee Edwards


John Holdsworth

Chartered Legal Executive

Lucy Poole


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Sarah Cornish

Head of Private Client

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