Online Consultation for Elderly, Care and Mental Capacity

Amidst a difficult time, the health and safety of our clients and staff are our priority. We are conscious that it’s not always going to be possible to hold face to face meetings and have therefore introduced advanced technology in order to minimise the risks and avoid unnecessary travel or contact with others. Our Elderly,… Read more »

Jade Beesley

Jade Beesley, Private Client Coordinator at SAS Daniels Macclesfield

I am a Paralegal in the Wills, Trusts and Probate team based in our Macclesfield office and assist with a variety of matters including Grant of Probate applications, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills. I also assist with the conduct of Deputyship and Attorneyship files. Within my career, I am currently an Affiliate Member of… Read more »

Darren Smith

Darren Smith, Dispute Resolution Paralegal at SAS Daniels, Stockport

I am a Paralegal in the Private Client team, based in the Macclesfield office. I began my career at SAS Daniels as a Legal Apprentice in 2016 which allowed me the opportunity to effectively develop my personal and professional skills through work-based learning.

Holly Jones

Holly Jones, Private Client Solicitor at SAS Daniels LLP

I am a Solicitor in the Personal Law team advising clients on their wills, tax and estate planning, powers of attorney, trusts, probate and the administration of estates. I completed my training contract with SAS Daniels and I am now studying for my Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) examinations to work towards full… Read more »

End of Life and Palliative Care

Palliative care in the UK is amongst the best in the world due to the work of the NHS and hospice movement. However the end of a loved one’s life is, of course, one of the most traumatic events that can be experienced. What guidance is available for end of life care? In 2015 the… Read more »

Discharge from Hospital Procedure

It is of course important that patients are not kept in hospital any longer than necessary, but equally important that they are not discharged until it is safe to do so. If it is clear to hospital staff that an older patient will need additional care and support after they have been discharged from hospital,… Read more »

S117 Aftercare

The Mental Health Act 1983 allows suitably qualified people to detain a patient in hospital if they have a ‘mental disorder’ (defined as any disorder or disability of the mind), which is putting their safety, or the safety of others, at risk. Detention in hospital under the Mental Health Act is often referred to as… Read more »

Direct Payments & Personal Budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets allow individuals some flexibility in deciding how their assessed social care needs should be met. If you are eligible for care and support, a plan will be prepared which will focus on the outcomes you wish to achieve and the help you need to do so. The care and support… Read more »

Local Authority Funding for Care

If you need care and support during your daily life then your Local Authority must (subject to your agreement) undertake an assessment of your needs. The assessment will identify how your need for care impacts upon your wellbeing, the outcomes you want to achieve and accordingly what level of care you actually need. If you… Read more »