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Rachel Watkinson Partner T:01782 349518 M:07867 397397

A wills and estates lawyer with expertise in care funding.

Rachel advises clients on their wills, lasting powers of attorney, asset protection and estate administration.

Rachel is experienced in mental capacity issues in relation to property and financial affairs, health and welfare matters, and applications to the Court of Protection. She also deals with long term care funding disputes, particularly regarding eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare funding, including appeals and interpretation of the mental capacity act 2005.

Acting for private individuals, executors, trustees, attorneys and beneficiaries, Rachel also offers talks on the importance of making a will and a lasting power of attorney.

Examples of how Rachel has helped clients include:

  • creating a power of attorney for a lady with early onset alzheimer's during one of her rare lucid moments, avoiding a costly application to the Court of Protection; 
  • preventing a lady being evicted from a care home and ensuring she kept her entitlement to NHS continuing healthcare funding; and
  • acting as professional trustee to ensure fairness between beneficiaries with conflicting interests due to a difficult family dynamic.