Advising the Elderly

At Watsons, we have years of experience of assisting the elderly in looking after their affairs and ensuring their wishes are upheld.

Advice for the Elderly

As our population lives longer and ages, increasing numbers are requiring legal assistance to ensure their wishes are upheld. Whether this is caused by illness, disability, or an accident, there are a number of practical steps our experts can provide advice on.

We can help get your affairs in order and make your wishes for the future known. This may involve anything from writing a will to choosing someone to take power of attorney (legal authority to act for you) over your financial affairs, if this is necessary.

This can lighten the burden on relatives or carers who might otherwise find it difficult to make complicated decisions on your behalf.

Where there is not enough time to take these precautionary steps, or if a person is already ‘incapacitated’ (unable to handle their own financial affairs), it is usually the relatives of the person we need to advise. In these circumstances there are a number of options available. We will tell you the best course of action in your case.

We will always endeavour to provide advice in a manner which takes in to consideration inheritance tax liability and other potential costs that may be required, such as care. Where possible, we will provide advice that maximises your estate that will eventually pass to your loved ones.

We are well rehearsed in working with other professionals, such as financial advisers and accountants to make sure everything is undertaken in your financial best interest.

Contacting Watsons Solicitors

If you are interested or require more information on any of our associated services, then please get in touch via the contact form or by contacting us direct on: 01925 571212.


What our clients say...

“The time and care taken with my mother was very very good. Explained what was required and it was sorted out for us with no fuss. Thanks"
“The Firm has always looked after my parents’ affairs and would use myself as I know the people."

“From Receptionist to all staff were very helpful and obliging. Put you at ease. I have already recommended Company to friends."

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We are a reliable firm of solicitors in Cheshire (with our headquarters in Warrington) which specialises in wills, probate, and tax planning.

Meet the Team

Our Advising the Elderly Experts

Catrin Parry Solicitor

Catrin Parry

Partner and Head of the Family Department

Catrin obtained an BSc. Econ. Honours Degree from Cardiff University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1990. She joined Watsons in 2007 and became a Partner in 2008.
Catrin specialises in Local Authority Children Care Work acting for Guardians, parents, grandparents and children. She also handles all other aspects of Family Law, including Matrimonial property disputes. She is a Member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and Resolution.
Danny Hudson

Danny Hudson

Partner and member of the Family Department

Danny has obtained an LLB Honours Degree from Nottingham Trent University. He trained at Watsons and qualified as a Solicitor in 2004. He was made a Partner in 2008.
Danny specialises in all types of Family law work, including Divorce, Matrimonial Property and Maintenance and all aspects relating to Children’s Welfare and Domestic Violence. He is a Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and shares the role of Marketing Partner with Steve Martin.
Kristel Clarke, Watsons Solicitors

Kristel Clarke

Partner and member of the Probate Department

Kristel obtained her LLP Honours Law Degree from University of Liverpool. 

She qualified as a Solicitor in April 2013.

Kristel specialises in all aspects of Private Client including Wills, Trusts, Probate, Administration of Estates, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection.

Kristel is appointed by the Court of Protection as a Deputy in relation to Property and Financial Affairs.  She is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Gill Lacie

Gill Lacey

Solicitor and member of the Family Department

Gill joined Watsons in 2018 having practised as a family law solicitor for over 25 years.
She joins our family team with a wealth of knowledge in all areas dealing with matrimonial finance, child arrangements, injunctions and care proceedings. Gill’s experience allows her to represent clients in both the Magistrates’ and County Courts. She is a member of the Law Society Family Law panel, a Resolution accredited specialist, and qualified Collaborative lawyer. A recognised expert in her field Gill considers that she tries to find a pragmatic and constructive approach to find a resolution suitable for the client’s needs.

How to get in touch with us

Watsons Solicitors

Watsons Solicitors is a trading name of Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales registered number OC386012 whose registered office is 13 Bold Street, Warrington, WA1 1DJ.

Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 598547.

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