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Bell and Buxton Solicitors are widely known and highly-regarded for their expertise in advising on matters involving elderly and vulnerable clients.
During the new lockdown we will continue to work remotely wherever possible. However, our offices will be open should it be necessary to visit to deliver documents or to see any of our solicitors. Please make sure that you make an appointment for any visit as we need to limit the number of visitors to our offices at any one time and ensure that they and our staff are safe.
Where possible we will arrange virtual meetings by video conference/telephone with our clients and others when appropriate. If you want to talk to one of our solicitors or need legal advice please contact us and we will do all that we can to assist. Please bear with us if it takes a little longer than usual to reply to you.
Anyone visiting us at our offices will need to wear a face covering and follow all the government guidance regarding social distancing.
Whether it's protecting the assets of an elderly person being financially exploited or advising on the best way to meet the cost of care, our knowledgeable and approachable team of solicitors can help.
We have considerable experience of advising on complex cases, which can often be emotionally charged. Quality is a matter of personal pride to everyone in the team. Our skilled solicitors are adept at dealing with matters sensitively when required, but equally able to take a robust stance to stop any unfair treatment that might be taking place.
Our solicitors who handle these cases are all members of one or more professional bodies including: The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners [STEP]; Solicitors for the Elderly [SFE] and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists [ACTAPS]. We also have two solicitors who regularly act as Independent Deputies, as well as three solicitors who are registered Dementia Friends. This brings our clients peace of mind and confidence that their case is being handled by highly-competent lawyers who can achieve the best possible outcome.
We have been sought out as industry-experts by both the BBC and Channel 4 to contribute to documentaries covering this field and given expert input into investigations into journalism conducted by both the Dispatches and the Money Box programmes.
"Katie dealt with things promptly and kept me up to date with what was happening, I felt she cared and was committed to my case."
"The help and support we received by Demelza and her team made the process easy and stress free. Without this I wouldn't have had the courage to finalise my divorce, I couldn't suggest any improvements."
Charles Neal's warm and caring personality shines through. He provided the advice we needed at a particularly vulnerable time for us. Very grateful for his patience and understanding.
Really impressive charity links - made it possible to donate to a charity that is really important to me - thank you!
“Thank you Bell & Buxton for helping my daughter move into her new home. It was a ‘bit of a marathon’ for us and your team successfully helped us through what was an unusually difficult process.”
- Mike Peat