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Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
Age UK Legal Services offers legal advice and support through Irwin Mitchell, one of the UK's leading law firms.
Call and speak to one of Age UK Legal Services' friendly advisers, without obligation, who will listen to your situation and explain how they can help you. They will tell you how much it will cost to proceed. You can decide whether to take it forward.
Whatever your age, Irwin Mitchell can advise you on a range of legal issues.
Please quote reference: LEG007
Writing a Will is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones. Age UK Legal Services believe it is important to consult a solicitor when you write your Will to make sure it accurately records your wishes.
If you don’t have a valid Will when you die, your estate becomes ‘intestate’. This means the law decides how your estate will be distributed.
Age UK Legal Services can help you:
If changes are required to the Will sent, then Irwin Mitchell will send you a revised Will.
Age UK Legal Services can offer advice on a wide range of disputes or problems arising from a Will or estate. Age UK Legal Services also offers a number of other Will-related services:
The provision of care and the cost of paying for it is a growing concern for many people, knowing that their property may have to be used to pay for care.Age UK Legal Services can offer advice and may be able to help to try and preserve some of the value of your house for future generations through Will planning.
An LPA (Property and Affairs) is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your finances on your behalf in the event that you are no longer mentally or physically capable.
Age UK Legal Services can advise and draft an LPA for you and deal with the registration at the Office of the Public Guardian so that it can be used in the event of your incapacity.Lasting Powers of Attorney are only valid in England and Wales. Separate arrangements in relation to the appointment of an Attorney exist in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Irwin Mitchell can help with appointing an Attorney in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Probate takes place following a person's death. It involves a court procedure and the completion of an HMRC return on the value of the estate. Any Inheritance Tax is paid at the same time as probate is applied for.
Estate administration involves identifying, securing and collecting the assets of the deceased and distributing them to those who are entitled.
Age UK Legal Services can help you through all the stages of Probate:
*If you call the 0845 number, you will be dealing with Irwin Mitchell LLP. The call centre opening hours are 7am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Calls are charged at local rate. Calls may be recorded. Irwin Mitchell LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC343897 and is regulated by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Law Society of Scotland.
Age UK Enterprises Limited is the commercial arm of Age UK (registered charity number 1128267 and registered company number 6825798) and donates its net profits to Age UK.
Age UK is a registered trademark. The use of the name and logo Age UK is done so under agreement between Age UK and Age UK Enterprises Limited. Age UK Enterprises Limited is registered in England and Wales number 3156159. Age UK Enterprises Limited registered address: Tavis House 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA.
Age UK Legal Services can guide you through the legal steps you need to take when moving home or managing your capital, from conveyancing and remortgaging to Equity Release.
Whatever your conveyancing needs, whether you are selling or buying a home, or remortgaging your existing property, Age UK Legal Services can help. The legal costs will be made clear and you will be provided with a key contact who will guide you through the transaction.
Our advice covers:
Whether you are relocating or downsizing, buying a home is a big commitment. Age UK Legal Service's experienced professionals can offer you a thorough conveyancy service together with some practical advice.
Once you have a buyer for your property, the entire legal process will be managed for you and you will be informed of the necessary and recommended steps at every stage - right up to completion.
Age UK Legal Services are able to provide you with the full legal support you need during a remortgage or any other changes to the financing of your home.
Equity Release isn't suitable for everyone so before taking out equity release you should take financial advice and find the right product for your circumstance. Once you have decided to proceed with an equity release plan, it is important that you instruct an experienced solicitor. Our experienced legal advisers will provide you with important advice on the legal consequences of entering into your chosen plan and provide a transparent fixed fee quote.
If you need advice from a lawyer concerning a relationship matter, power of attorney or probate, you will be able to speak to our dedicated Team at Irwin Mitchell. They can help you to make plans for the future or to resolve a legal matter amicably.
Age UK Legal Services cover:
If you are planning to protect your assets through Wills and Trusts, to minimise the payment of inheritance tax or future care fees, Age UK Legal Services can give you advice.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you choose someone you trust to make decisions about your finances on your behalf, if you are no longer mentally capable of making those decisions yourself.
Age UK Legal Services can advise and draft the Lasting Power of Attorney for you and register it at the Office of the Public Guardian, so that it can be activated in the future if necessary.
If someone close to you loses mental capacity and there is no Lasting Power of Attorney in place, Age UK Legal Services can advise on the appointment of a suitable Deputy. They can also advise on the application needed to the Office of the Public Guardian.
Lasting Powers of Attorney are only valid in England and Wales. Separate arrangements in relation to the appointment of an Attorney exist in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Irwin Mitchell can help with appointing an Attorney in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Sometimes accidents can cause injury, ongoing discomfort or disability. You may be able to claim compensation depending on the circumstances of the accident and your injuries.
Age UK Legal Services can help you identify if you have grounds for a claim, and offer advice on subjects including:
You may have experienced discrimination and other unfair treatment in the workplace.
Talk to someone you can trust at Age UK Legal Services to find out if your rights have been respected on areas such as:
You may have questions that you want to ask about our services. Here are the answers to some questions people often ask.
A. Irwin Mitchell offers competitive rates and will give you a clear estimate of prices up front before you make a decision.
A. Please call the number on the brochure or any letter you have from Irwin Mitchell or Age UK Legal Services. Explain why you are unhappy. If your complaint is valid, it will be put right. If you wish to talk to Age UK Enterprises direct, call our Customer Relations Team on 0136 465 1566.
A. Irwin Mitchell can assess whether your case would be covered and where we hold the appropriate Legal Aid Franchise, we may be able to help you. If the service is not covered and you do qualify for legal aid, we will refer you to the Law Society, which can direct you to an appropriate legal firm to assist you.
A. We understand that, and we have chosen to work with Irwin Mitchell because of their reputation for clear and friendly advice. Talking to a solicitor does not mean that you will have to go to court. There are lots of other options like mediations to resolve legal problems.
A. Yes. Irwin Mitchell’s professionals have a wide range of specialist expertise in different areas of the law. If you would like advice on a topic not covered in this website or our brochure, then please call us.
A. Age UK Legal Services have chosen to work with Irwin Mitchell because they are a leading law firm with recommendations in both professional legal directories.
Irwin Mitchell LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC343897 and is regulated by both by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Law Society of Scotland. All solicitors are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct. In England and Wales, this is provided and maintained by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the legal professions regulatory body. In Scotland, this Code of Conduct is provided and maintained by the Law Society of Scotland. If you would like to know more about Irwin Mitchell’s obligations under these Codes of Conduct, please visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website or the Law Society website (see 'Useful websites').
A. Under the Code of Conduct for England and Wales, we are required to disclose the details of any arrangements between Irwin Mitchell and Age UK Enterprises Ltd. This information is below:
Age UK Enterprises Ltd has a financial arrangement with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors where we will introduce clients to them. Any profits we make from selling these products and services go directly to support Age UK’s charitable activities. This financial arrangement only applies to England and Wales.
Employment and Conveyancing services: They pay us £50 + VAT for each referred case that they accept Family Law Services: They pay us 10% of the final fee they charge + VAT for each referred case that they accept Personal Injury Services: They pay us £400 + VAT per accepterd case in respect of our recommendation and promotion of their firm.Will Writing Services: They pay us a variable fee depending upon the products selected and further details are provided in the Will Writing instruction form.
Call Age UK Legal Services
0845 685 1076*
(Please quote reference LEG007)Lines are open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday.
If you are making decisions as part of probate, Age UK Legal Services can provide help and advice.
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