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Care of the Elderly

Monday, May-20, 2024

Care of the Elderly

People live longer now than ever before, and frequently families are faced with the challenge of caring for elderly relations who are no longer able to live independently or to conduct their own affairs.

In response to this comparatively new social phenomenon the law has evolved new ways of dealing with such eventualities, both before they happen and when they are already upon you.

McCormicks provides a sensitive and tactful approach to the difficult questions that arise in caring for the elderly client, and offers the full range of solutions for all those concerned in the process.


McCormicks provides clients with the full range of legal advice for meeting the challenges of today whilst planning with thought to the future.

Excellent Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate advice can make a big difference to the well-being of a client and our team is sensitive to the issues involved in private and very personal matters.

Expertise is offered in the following:

  • Protecting Your Assets in the event that You Require Long Term Care.
  • Protecting Your Assets from Possible Financial Abuse
  • Strategies for Coping with the Legal and Financial Consequences of Incapacity.

"McCormicks advises various trustees and estate owners on issues such as rationalisation, extension of property portfolios and tax planning. Clients include the Outward Bound Trust." The Legal 500

McCormicks advises wealthy clients on complex and technical tax planning matters and has seen a growth in referrals from clients across the business community. The firm also handles special trust and probate litigation.” Legal 500

This full service firm has a growing presence in the region for its estate work. Clients say ‘A small enough unit that it provides a really personal service, which is not dissipated as it goes down the line.” Chambers UK

This Harrogate firm has established an enviable reputation in estate management and rural property transactions. A particular specialism is the diversification of estate lands for commercial, development and sporting uses, including advising on niche shooting rights. It also acts for Estate Trustees and farming families on complex tax, trust and succession matters.” Chambers UK

McCormicks provides commercial advice to trusts, landowners and estates. The ‘excellent’ team is ‘very efficient.’ It includes a number of ‘sound’ and ‘reliable’ commercial property and private client lawyers.” UK Legal 500

Landed estate owners and successful business people regard McCormicks as a go-to group. The group is praised for its ‘all-round efficiency.” Chambers UK

Peter McCormick leads McCormicks’ growing portfolio of contentious work, for clients such as Strutt Family Trusts.” - Legal 500

McCormicks’ ‘brilliant’ practice has an emphasis on tax planning, and is led by associate Elaine Lightfoot.” - Legal 500

"Elaine Lightfoot's practice runs the gamut of private client work. Clients say: 'She gives you a precise and very definite resume of how she sees the problem and how to get round it.'" - Chambers UK - Private Client

"You get good advice; it's very clear so you know exactly where you are." - Chambers UK - Private Client

"McCormicks is certainly the most efficient firm I have ever had dealings with." - Chambers UK - Private Client

"Maintains a broad private client practice with a focus on estate planning administration. Offers additional expertise in trust creation and management as well as acting for clients with reduced mental capacity. Elaine Lightfoot is a key contact." - Chambers UK - Private Client