Guardianships ensure loved ones are looked after, on a personal and financial level.
Where an individual is incapable of making their own decisions – and has not made previous arrangements - a guardianship enables a suitable person to be appointed, to act on their behalf.
Guardianship involves an application to the court, to ensure any measures taken are safe and legally sound. Our lawyers are highly experienced in this area of law and will provide you with expert guidance at every step of the process, tailoring their advice to each individual's circumstances. In situations where contentious issues arise, we bring in our litigation experts to assist.
"They are one of the premier private client teams in Scotland, with an excellent reputation."Chambers UK 2023
"The team has a fabulous knowledge across all relevant areas. Queries are always dealt with in a timeous and professional manner; they are a pleasure to deal with."Chambers UK 2023
"I think this practice is unique insofar that it has some of the best legal expertise in the country. They clearly have great strengths in almost every field and we find that if there is a particular issue which we need to go over then there is always a partner who is really one of the top experts in Scotland."Legal 500 UK 2021
"Approachable, friendly and helpful team; there’s always someone there to help. Their level of technical expertise is second to none."Legal 500 UK 2021
We can act as a professional guardian when required and have expertise in handling the ongoing administration involved. Our experienced in-house accounts and tax colleagues will undertake all necessary reporting to the Office of the Public Guardian.
In addition to guardianships, there are other suitable measures available to assist with the care of an incapacitated individual. Our lawyers can provide assistance in those areas too.
Guardianship key highlights
- Our team is able to deal with the guardianship administration all in house including tax and accounts.
- In contentious situations, we work alongside our litigation colleagues to provide a seamless service to clients.
- Susanne Batchelor is appointed as financial guardian for a number of individuals.