George Ide LLP’s private client team is committed to helping those vulnerable members of society who are unable to manage their own affairs as a result of mental incapacity. With an experienced mental health solicitor on hand to advise on the complexities of mental health law and a Court of Protection appointed deputy within the practice, we are unique in the local area in being able to offer a wide range of niche services for those who are seeking to protect their loved-ones’ interests.
We believe in complete confidentiality and strive to build client/lawyer relationships formed on trust, integrity and open communication. We have helped many elderly and mentally infirm patients to arrange wills and trusts and provided inheritance tax planning services to mitigate the burden on their loved-ones.
We have also advised parents and relatives of children with mental illness, or victims of birth injury who have received a large compensation award, on how best to protect and secure their child’s financial future.
In issues relating to deputyship, lasting powers of attorney, estate planning and administration of trusts we have many years of relevant experience and have accumulated substantial knowledge to ensure that your case is handled in the most beneficial, yet sensitive and efficient manner possible.
Our investment advice team is able to offer impartial advice on protecting the financial interests of the vulnerable and mentally impaired.
Our team works extensively in the local area, but appointments can be arranged at hospitals and institutions around the country and we always do our best to advise on the best course of action in as timely manner as possible.
If you or your relative needs advice on any aspect of mental health law and related legal services you can contact our mental health solicitor Ian Oliver or deputyship solicitor Ursula Watt directly. Alternatively, to find out more about our private client team who deal with the various aspects of mental health matters please see the solicitor profiles to the right of this page.George Ide LLP. We're on your side
Ian Oliver and Paul Lewis of George Ide Solicitors, and their appointed barrister, were outstanding in helping us defend an HMO licensing prosecution by a local authority. This was a complex matter which should never have been taken to trial by the local authority. However, thanks to the care, knowledge and tenacity shown by George Ide, the correct judgment was given. Thanks again for guiding us through this stressful experience.Ian Wiggett, Pace Property, Lettings & Management Ltd.
I am happy for you to continue finalising the Estate .
Many thanks and best wishes to you all, you have made my Sister and my life so much easier with your efficiency.
It has been an emotional time and somewhat chaotic for us both and your company have shown us great kindness and sensitivity throughout and for this we will always be grateful.
Best wishesSee Review
Dear Ursula. It was never going to be easy dealing with the personal effects of a loved one, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all your dedicated staff for the kind , thoughtful and professional way you have dealt with all aspects of the estate and helping to bring closure for myself and my family in a timely manner.
Once again , thank you.Philip Allen
Dear Ursula. Many thanks for your fine work in handling my Dad’s estate. My Mother and I feel very fortunate to have been so well looked after, and, as well as being thorough, you have been especially kind in the manner in which you spoke with my mother. I feel confident that I can provide for my Mum’s every need which is just as my father would have wished.Angela Rider
Thank you for your email advising me of the situation. It’s a great relief to know that this is finalised as **** parents are continuing to deteriorate. I’m very grateful to you for the caring and efficient way you dealt with **** herself and for your advice generally and the scale of your fees. I’m glad that we were recommended to you and I will pass on my own recommendations too.C
I have worked with George Ide LLP for many years, initially as a support worker but now as a Registered Manager. I have found their brain injury
team, more specifically Paul Fretwell, to be highly efficient, supportive and effective when working alongside me with a very challenging group of clients. Paul and the team at George Ide LLP have secured settlements ranging from £1-6 million and beyond, ensuring financial security and peace of mind for life for the clients and their families.
I have worked closely over many years with Ursula Watt and Stephen Shine in George Ide LLP’s Court of Protection team. I am always impressed by how adaptable and attentive they are in looking after their brain-injured clients who often display challenging behaviour. They are able to communicate in a way our clients understand and work in a very person centered way. They are firm but fair and always have the clients’ best interests at heart. Karl Thompson. Managing Director, THCS LtdSee Review
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all at George Ide so much, for all the help and support you have given to the family down the years and in particular of course whilst acting for us as professional executor. This is an emotional period for all families I’m sure. It has been no different for us. You have handled everything with consummate professionalism throughout and especially so in our more fractious moments.Henry Bennett
I found the service really professional and I was glad I instructed George Ide.Tom Roberts
It is essential to feel complete confidence in the advice given and the person of one’s solicitor. I have experienced situations in the past where this has not been the case. When seeking a reliable practice some years ago I asked for a recommendation from a neighbour and was given the name of Mr Ian Oliver. I followed this advice, have used this practice ever since and have recommended it to others with complete confidence. It is very reassuring to be in this position.C Elderfield, Arundel
Just a quick informal note to say thank you to you and Dawn for all the work you have both done in sorting out my Aunt’s Estate. It has been a great help to me and you have provided a first class service at a very fair and reasonable price, thank you for getting it all sorted in such a good time.
Yours SincerelyAndy Ford
I would like to thank you & the team at George Ide LLP for the efficient & sensitive management of Mum’s estate which has made a huge difference to both my sister & I after her death.
Many thanks & Kind regardsJayne Rogers
I would like to thank Ursula, Jill and Mr Enticott for all your hard work. You did a wonderful job.Head of Legacies, National Trust
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