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Legal services

Specialist legal advice and services covering will writing, probate, power of attorney and more

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Writing a will is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones, which is why it’s important to consult a professional to help. Not only does a will ensure that your estate is allocated as you wish, but it also makes things easier for friends and family when you die.

Age Co Legal Services is provided by Irwin Mitchell LLP who are able to assist with will writing, giving you the peace of mind that your wishes and legacy are clearly prepared in a way that is legally valid and enforceable.

How Age Co Legal Services can help:

Writing a will
Having a valid will avoids uncertainity by ensuring that your wishes will be reflected and actioned under a legally binding document.

Updating a will
From amending your executors to adding a small gift, the Age Co Legal Service can assist to make changes to your will if your circumstances or wishes change.

Contesting a will
If you think inadequate financial provision has been made to you, or have concerns around somebody’s ability to make a will, then get in touch.

Four simple steps to writing your will

1. Get in touch:
Call 0800 055 6314 to request a free Age Co Will Writing service pack.

2. Fill out your details:
Complete the form and return it with your payment.

3. Preparation of a draft:
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors will send you a draft version of the will to review.

4. Sign your completed will:
Once any changes have been made, you’ll be sent an original copy to sign.

If a loved one has died, the thought of sorting out their financial affairs can be an upsetting prospect.

Age Co Legal Services are provided by Irwin Mitchell LLP, who can help to make the experience as stress-free as possible, whether there is a will or not. This might include arranging probate, the process of identifying and collecting the assets of the deceased, or organising any necessary inheritance tax payments.

How Age Co Legal Services can help:

  • Getting a grant of representation from the probate court
  • Administering a deceased estate
  • The sale of property
  • Payment of inheritance tax
  • Release of funds due to the beneficiaries of the estate
  • Asset protection and tax planning

If you are buying or selling a home, or remortgaging your existing property, Age Co Legal Services, which are provided by Irwin Mitchell LLP, can assist with any legal aspects of the transaction.

How Age Co Legal Services can help:

Buying a home
Whether you’re relocating or downsizing, you need to be sure the property, its location, and local amenities all fit your needs. Age Co Legal Services can offer practical support, including surveys.

Selling your property
Once you have a buyer for your property, the entire legal process can be managed for you by Irwin Mitchell LLP – right up to completion.

Remortgaging your property
You may wish to remortgage your property to consolidate debt, release funds for home improvements or support your family.

Equity release
Equity release allows homeowners, aged 55 and over, to raise money from their home without having to move out or make monthly repayments. Irwin Mitchell Solicitors can advise on the legal aspects of the arrangement once you have spoken to your equity release adviser.

 

Age Co Legal Services is provided by Irwin Mitchell LLP, who will always handle your family case with sensitivity and understanding.

How Age Co Legal Services can help:

Access to grandchildren
When a relationship breaks down it can deeply affect any children involved. Ensuring grandparents are able to provide support is vital.

Relationship breakdown
If your relationship is uncertain, there are various ways of reaching an agreeable outcome. Irwin Mitchell LLP Solicitor's team can present possible scenarios to help you plan the best course of action.

Marital agreements
Age Co Legal Services can advise on pre and post nuptial arrangements ensuring your assets are protected should your relationship break down in the future.

Sharing a home
Age Co Legal Services will help protect your arrangements and rights when living with people other than your marital partner – from siblings to long-term friends.

Civil partnerships and same sex relationships
Age Co Legal Services can assist with formalising your commitment to one another, or simply helping to protect your rights as couple.

Lasting powers of attorney (referred to as an LPA) is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions about your finances on your behalf. This could offer tremendous peace of mind in the event that your are no longer mentally or physically capable.

How Age Co Legal Services can help:

Drafting your agreement

Age Co Legal Services which are provided by Irwin Mitchell LLP, can advise and draft an LPA agreement for you, registering it with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). Irwin Mitchell LLP, as part of Age Co Legal Services can also provide Property & Finance and Health & Welfare LPA agreements.

Arrangements for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Lasting powers of attorney are only valid in England and Wales. Separate arrangements exist in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Irwin Mitchell LLP can help with appointing an attorney in these territories.

If you, or those close to you, have been affected by personal injury or illness, Age Co Legal Services, which is provided by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, may be able to help you claim compensation when you need it most.

How Age Co Legal Services can help:

Medical negligence
Medical mistakes can cause great distress, serious injury and even death. From cancer and defective medicines to hospital-acquired infections and surgery, Age Co Legal Services can support you and your family.

Work-related injury or illness
If you have sustained an injury at work, your employer may be responsible for helping with lost wages or other costs associated with your recovery.

Asbestos-related diseases
Breathing in asbestos dust can cause illness that affects you for the rest of your life. If you’ve been affected you may be able to claim compensation.

If you think you have a problem affecting your employment rights, from race discrimination to forced retirement, Age Co Legal Services, which is provided by Irwin Mitchell LLP, will be able to assist. One of Irwin Mitchell LLP’s expert advisors can help.

How Age Co Legal Services can help:

Pension and pay
Your pension is designed to help you live comfortably during your retirement, so it’s very important to safeguard it. Age Co Legal Services can protect what you’re entitled to.

Unfair dismissal and redundancy
Any dismissal or redundancy can be deeply unsetting, particularly if you feel it’s unfair. Age Co Legal Services can offer advice on your position.

Discrimination based on age
Age discrimination laws set out to protect the rights of older employees. If you fear your age has been used against you, Age Co Legal Services can help.

Discrimination based on disability
If you have a disability, or care for someone with a disability, and are being treated differently, speak to Irwin Mitchell LLP’s legal professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who provides the legal advice and services under Age Co Legal Services?

If you wish to receive legal services you will be referred by Age Co Legal Services to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, who will advise and assist you directly. You will be a client of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and your client contract for legal services will be with Irwin Mitchell LLP.

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Does Age Co Legal Services offer other types of legal advice?

Yes. The legal services provider, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, employs a large number of legal professionals, each specialising in a particular area of the law. If you have a query regarding the services offered or about a legal service that is not listed, please call Irwin Mitchell Solicitors on 0800 055 6314.

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How do I know I can trust Irwin Mitchell?

Age Co Legal Services has chosen to work with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors by referring potential clients to it because Irwin Mitchell Solicitors is a leading law firm that receives recommendations in Chambers UK and The Legal 500, the two legal profession’s directories.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC343897 and is regulated by both by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Law Society of Scotland. All solicitors are required to adhere to a Code of Conduct. In England and Wales, this is provided and maintained by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the legal profession's regulatory body. In Scotland, this Code of Conduct is provided and maintained by the Law Society of Scotland. If you would like to know more about Irwin Mitchell’s obligations under these Codes of Conduct, please visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website or the Law Society website (see 'Useful websites').

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What are the arrangements between Irwin Mitchell and Age Co?

Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct for England and Wales, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors are required to disclose the details of any arrangements between Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Age UK Enterprises Limited (trading as Age Co or Age Co Legal Services). This information is below:

Age UK Enterprises Limited has a financial arrangement with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors where it receives a referral fee for each client introduction it provides to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. Any net profits that Age UK Enterprises Limited makes from these introduction services are donated to Age UK to support Age UK’s charitable activities. This financial arrangement only applies in England and Wales.

Employment and conveyancing services: Irwin Mitchell Solicitors pay Age UK Enterprises Limited £50 + VAT for each client referral case that Irwin Mitchell Solicitors accept.

Will writing services: Irwin Mitchell Solicitors pay Age UK Enterprises Limited a variable fee depending upon the products and services selected; further details are provided in the will writing instruction form.

Other services: Irwin Mitchell Solicitors pay Age UK Enterprises Limited 10% of the final fee they charge + VAT for each referred client case that Irwin Mitchell Solicitors accept.

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Get in touch

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Age Co Legal Services offers legal advice and support through Irwin Mitchell LLP.

*If you call the 0800 number, you will be dealing with Irwin Mitchell LLP. The call centre opening hours are 7am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Calls are charged at local rate. Calls may be recorded.

Age UK Enterprises Limited trades under the trading name Age Co.

Age UK Enterprises Limited (registered in England and Wales no. 3156159) is a trading subsidiary company of Age UK (registered charity, no.1128267) and donates its net profits to Age UK.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with number OC343897 and is regulated by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Law Society of Scotland.

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