Many people in Scotland become unable to look after their affairs at some stage in their lives. Usually this occurs from birth or through illness or injury and it can be permanent or temporary. Times like these are very hard for families. A complex legal regime comes in to place governed by the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. This website gives a brief overview of some of the main issues involved. If anyone in your family is affected by illness or injury which makes them unable to look after their affairs it is likely that a financial or welfare guardian or both may have to be appointed. We are very familiar with the legal requirements and procedures to be followed to achieve the appointment of financial guardians and welfare guardians.
We deal with clients across the central belt from Milngavie and Bearsden in the west through to Dalkeith and Haddington in the East and all areas in between. Usually only one meeting is required - which may be arranged at your home - after which communication is by direct dial phone, post and email. We appear at almost all courts in Scotland with distance being no object when dealing with guardianship. We regularly meet clients in Glasgow and Edinburgh and throughout central Scotland with other clients from as far apart as Aberdeen and Ayr travelling to meet us to take advantage of our expertise and legal aid facility.
We deal with guardianship applications throughout Scotland but please note we cannot advise on financial guardianships or welfare guardianships if the adult with incapacity lives outwith Scotland.
Our first consultation is absolutely free – phone 0800 005 1755 and ask to speak to a Guardianship Lawyer.