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Clodes Solicitors is a family run firm of Solicitors established over 37 years ago.

Our staff specialise in Private Client work, Family & Children Law, Personal Injury, Mental Health Law, Employment Law and Civil Litigation.

Our offices are located in both London and Cardiff providing services to local clients across South Wales, Bristol, London and we also offer services to those further afield.

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    We have experience in a full range of Family Law matters, from relationship breakdown, children issues such as care proceedings, residence and contact matters to issues in respect of Property and Finances. We are able to undertake Family Law instructions on a Legal Aid basis subject to eligibility. If you need to speak to a specialist Law Society Children Panel member call us today.

    We have experience in a full range of Family Law matters, from relationship breakdown, children issues such as care proceedings, residence and contact matters to issues in respect of Property and Finances. We are able to undertake Family Law instructions on a Legal Aid basis subject to eligibility. If you need to speak to a specialist Law Society Children Panel member call us today.

    We have experience in a full range of Family Law matters, from relationship breakdown, children issues such as care proceedings, residence and contact matters to issues in respect of Property and Finances. We are able to undertake Family Law instructions on a Legal Aid basis subject to eligibility. If you need to speak to a specialist Law Society Children Panel member call us today.

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    We offer a full range of private client services including will writing and Health & Welfare and Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA’s). In addition to estate planning our probate team also regularly deals with the administration of estates as well as contentious disputes including will challenges, setting aside gifts and removing executors.

    We offer a full range of private client services including will writing and Health & Welfare and Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA’s). In addition to estate planning our probate team also regularly deals with the administration of estates as well as contentious disputes including will challenges, setting aside gifts and removing executors.

    We offer a full range of private client services including will writing and Health & Welfare and Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA’s). In addition to estate planning our probate team also regularly deals with the administration of estates as well as contentious disputes including will challenges, setting aside gifts and removing executors.

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    Clodes deal with a wide range of types of litigation including but not limited to Building Disputes, Planning Disputes, Banking Disputes, Professional Negligence disputes, vehicle disputes and general breach of contract matters.

    Clodes deal with a wide range of types of litigation including but not limited to Building Disputes, Planning Disputes, Banking Disputes, Professional Negligence disputes, vehicle disputes and general breach of contract matters.

    Clodes deal with a wide range of types of litigation including but not limited to Building Disputes, Planning Disputes, Banking Disputes, Professional Negligence disputes, vehicle disputes and general breach of contract matters.

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    We provide Mental Health Review Tribunal representation to people free of charge in Wales (Barry, Newport, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Gwent, Powys and Carmarthenshire) and the West of England. When you instruct us you can be sure to receive representation and advice from a Law Society Mental Health Panel accredited solicitor.

    Our Mental Health Department provide Tribunal Representation and Court of Protection Representation, the team deal with matters such as appointment or removal of Deputies and Deputy Negligence. If you need advice concerning a Court of Protection matter contact us to discuss your case.

    At Clodes we can deal with all types of criminal cases in Magistrates Court and Crown Court through to the Court of Appeal. We have experience dealing with the most serious matters from Murder, Drug Trafficking, People Trafficking, Money Laundering, Fraud and Sexual Offences to those of Theft and Driving matters.

    We offer Police Station representation free of charge and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you are detained and wish to speak to us, please ask for Clodes Solicitors.

    Contentious probate encompasses may complex problems and we are experienced in providing legal advice and representation in all areas whether that be challenging a Will, removing executors, making an Inheritance Act claim to be made a beneficiary of an estate as the Will has not provided reasonable financial provision having regard to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

    Disputes can arise around the validity of a Will on many grounds for instance lack of testamentary capacity, Lack of Knowledge and approval or the Will may have been procured by Undue Influence. We are experience in Defending and making claims to set aside Wills.

    Where a person is not provided for in a deceased’s will the Court has the Power to order financial provision from the deceased’s estate regardless of the terms of the Will. Contact Clodes for further information.

    At Clodes we can provide advice in relation to a range issues including; accidents and Injuries at Work, Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents in Public Places and Sexual Abuse and Physical Abuse.

    If you are in the unfortunate position to have been a victim of a violent crime in England or Wales we can help you make an application for compensation through the Criminal Injury Compensation scheme.

    At Clodes we can provide advice on a range of employment issues including; Settlement Agreements (previously known as Compromise Agreements); Unfair dismissal; Discrimination; Redundancy and Breach of Employment Contract claims.

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    A common query we receive is that P has lost capacity - how does one remove an Attorney appointed under an LPA ?

    The Mental Capacity Act 2005 under S.22 and S.23 gives the Court power to revoke an LPA or to determine any question as to the meaning or effect of a lasting power of attorney.

    One must carefully consider whether the allegations have merit and who it is proposed would deal with the persons financial affairs should the LPA be revoked.

    One could raise there concerns directly with the Office of The Public Guardian or the attorney.

    Alternatively one could consider making an application to the Court of Protection to revoke the Power of Attorney and appoint X as a Deputy. If time is of the essence an application to the Court for Directions or Revocation maybe prudent following a letter before action.

    If a person is considering a Court of Protection application they should seek legal advice before commencing.

    Where a Court application for revocation is being considered the donor would need to be assessed by an expert to ascertain the following:

    1. Does P have capacity to revoke their LPA ?
    2. Can P validly enter into a new LPA ?
    3. Does P lack capacity to request accounts from their attorney ?
    4. Did P lack capacity to make the gift or relevant financial decisions at the relevant time ?

    The Court can consider any past behaviour or apparent prospective behaviour by the attorney. Provided that X does not have capacity the Court has the power to take whatever steps it regards as appropriate in P's best interests, whether that be by revoking the LPA or by taking some other course.

    If you have concerns about a loved ones Attorney contact Clodes Solicitors on 02920 765050 or at https://www.clodes-solicitors.com/service/lasting-power-of-attorney/ #solicitor #local

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