Can we protect the value of our estate, in the event that we need care?
It is difficult to achieve this because of the rules surrounding deliberate asset deprivation. However, there are steps that can be taken. These are a combination of legal and financial... find out more
I am not able to continue to do the housework or go shopping
You are not able to claim any benefit for this but you may be entitled to some care in your own home like meals on wheels. Your GP may be able to refer you to social services who will... find out more
My Aunt has moved into a nursing home, can I deal with her finances?
The first step is to establish whether your Aunt has made an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney. An Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney will appoint attorneys who will be able to... find out more
I want to see my Grandchildren, what can I do?
The Courts now recognise the fact that grandparents now play a significant role in their grandchildren’s life. If you have played a role in your grandchildren’s life and the parents have said... find out more
I've had my application for a disabled facilities grant turned down!
If the local authority has made a decision which does not correctly apply the law and the authority’s own policies then it may be possible to issue proceedings at the High Court for... find out more
I live in rented accommodation and am in arrears with my rent. What can I do?
Being in debt can be an overwhelming experience often triggered by a traumatic event such as bereavement, redundancy or divorce. It can then be emotionally very difficult to... find out more
My application for disability living allowance has been refused.
We are often instructed in appeals in respect of refusal of applications for welfare benefits. We understand the decision making processes and the evidence that is required by the... find out more
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What is Elderflower?
Elderflower provides specialist legal and financial advice to those at, or approaching retirement age. It is an umbrella service which brings together respected and regulated professional firms in Yorkshire including solicitors financial advisers and accountants. Elderflower has been created by Ridley and Hall LLP. Find out more »