Advising the Elderly

We all know that the number of older people is rising. At present, over 65 per cent of the UK population is aged 65 or over.

Older clients require the same range of legal services as any other client. We recognise the need to empathise with the needs of the elderly and the difficulties that may arise, in particular issues of vulnerability, capacity and independence.

We specialise in a wide range of legal issues of particular importance to the elderly, including:

  • Wills, trusts and estate planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Court of Protection
  • Trust administration
  • Equity release
  • Preserving assets in the event of residential or nursing care

For more information please call Barbara Stephens on 01904 528200 or email: brs@hethertons.co.uk.

Wills and Probate Team

What Our Clients Say

Mrs B, Aberdeen

"I have no criticism at all. I have found everyone with whom I have had contact most helpful."
2017-04-07T12:23:26+00:00
"I have no criticism at all. I have found everyone with whom I have had contact most helpful."

Ms. H, York

"Positive experience all round, friendly, professional, approachable, thanks"
2015-07-10T16:16:34+00:00
"Positive experience all round, friendly, professional, approachable, thanks"

Mrs B, York

"Thank you for the wonderful way in which you handled this matter. I know that Steve & David were most impressed."
2017-01-04T09:15:29+00:00
"Thank you for the wonderful way in which you handled this matter. I know that Steve & David were most impressed."

Mr H, Leeds

“Natalie Hall provided a very fast and efficient service. Natalie always gave me cautionary advise on planning regulations that the property may or may not have so I could make or informed decision on my purchase.”
2018-08-20T15:23:28+00:00
“Natalie Hall provided a very fast and efficient service. Natalie always gave me cautionary advise on planning regulations that the property may or may not have so I could make or informed decision on my purchase.”

Mrs H, Haxby

"Service was excellent and courteous as always."
2017-11-03T09:49:14+00:00
"Service was excellent and courteous as always."

Ms L, York

"Thank you also for all your help and efficiency over recent month!"
2018-03-19T16:44:02+00:00
"Thank you also for all your help and efficiency over recent month!"

Ms L, York

"I want to say how incredibly grateful I am to you - for everything. You have done to smooth the process of sorting out Probate, etc. in relation to my late brother's estate. I feel so fortunate to have found you - Thank you for being there, for your professional brilliance, your kindness, your humour and your empathy."
2018-03-19T16:42:44+00:00
"I want to say how incredibly grateful I am to you - for everything. You have done to smooth the process of sorting out Probate, etc. in relation to my late brother's estate. I feel so fortunate to have found you - Thank you for being there, for your professional brilliance, your kindness, your humour and your empathy."

Mrs H, York

"Brilliant Service"
2016-04-14T15:42:53+00:00
"Brilliant Service"

Mrs R, York

"No improvement required with your probate service, Barbara was professional, efficient and excellent dealing with our requirements. Thank you."
2017-02-10T17:36:24+00:00
"No improvement required with your probate service, Barbara was professional, efficient and excellent dealing with our requirements. Thank you."

Mr G, York

"I would just like to say that Barbara and Karen have always been very professional with all work carried out and are extremely pleasant to work with. Both are a credit to the company and the reason that I continue to use Hethertons for my legal needs. Thank you."
2016-12-12T13:21:56+00:00
"I would just like to say that Barbara and Karen have always been very professional with all work carried out and are extremely pleasant to work with. Both are a credit to the company and the reason that I continue to use Hethertons for my legal needs. Thank you."

Mrs B, York

"Barbara is always pleasant, caring and very efficient so no critisism."
2017-11-22T14:40:23+00:00
"Barbara is always pleasant, caring and very efficient so no critisism."

Mrs B, York

"Many thanks Barbara for all that you have done. I am delighted to have had you as a primary lead on all of these matters. You have been most appreciated throughout this ordeal."
2016-04-07T08:11:53+00:00
"Many thanks Barbara for all that you have done. I am delighted to have had you as a primary lead on all of these matters. You have been most appreciated throughout this ordeal."

Mrs W, York

"Fantastic service, fantastic people very professional in very difficult times, can't thank you enough"
2015-07-10T16:16:19+00:00
"Fantastic service, fantastic people very professional in very difficult times, can't thank you enough"

Mrs B, York

“I was entirely satisfied with the way you dealt with my Wills whatever advice I may need in the future on any legal matters, I shall have no hesitation in contacting you.”
2018-08-23T09:39:56+00:00
“I was entirely satisfied with the way you dealt with my Wills whatever advice I may need in the future on any legal matters, I shall have no hesitation in contacting you.”

Mr & Mrs M, York

"We have always found Hethertons to be friendly, helpful & efficient."
2018-01-04T16:04:02+00:00
"We have always found Hethertons to be friendly, helpful & efficient."

Mrs F, York

"We were extremely happy with the service of Lee Higham, friendly & professional. Thank you."
2017-05-08T15:34:55+00:00
"We were extremely happy with the service of Lee Higham, friendly & professional. Thank you."

Mrs B, York

“Special thanks and appreciation to Barbara who has always done her due diligence in making certain that my concerns have/are being addressed when handling my husband’s estate.”
2015-10-13T08:16:52+00:00
“Special thanks and appreciation to Barbara who has always done her due diligence in making certain that my concerns have/are being addressed when handling my husband’s estate.”

Mr F, York

“Hethertons dealt with the processes extremely professionally, with a very patient and sympathetic attitude to my mum's situation”
2016-05-10T14:25:33+00:00
“Hethertons dealt with the processes extremely professionally, with a very patient and sympathetic attitude to my mum's situation”

Mrs G, York

"We find Barbara Stephens excellent to deal with and would have no problem in recommending her."
2017-04-27T11:24:50+00:00
"We find Barbara Stephens excellent to deal with and would have no problem in recommending her."

Mrs F, York

"I do appreciate Barbara's calm, caring and professional approach - it has been a difficult time with my father being so poorly. But I have peace of mind that my affairs are in order."

2018-03-02T16:18:23+00:00
"I do appreciate Barbara's calm, caring and professional approach - it has been a difficult time with my father being so poorly. But I have peace of mind that my affairs are in order."

Mrs H, Haxby

""Very professionals, expedited service, Ms Stephens handled our businesses with courteousness & tact."
2017-02-16T18:30:33+00:00
""Very professionals, expedited service, Ms Stephens handled our businesses with courteousness & tact."