As solicitors, we have a duty to provide the best possible information to our clients. It’s often an incredibly demanding job as we always have to keep up-to-date with any relevant changes to legislation or new legal technicalities which may come into play. It is because of this that many solicitors specialise in certain areas.
Specialising means that we can offer a bespoke service to clients that cater to an incredibly specific need. With NHS Continuing Healthcare, a huge amount of medio-legal knowledge is required that just isn’t for other fields. Many more people are likely to be seeking advice on NHS Continuing Healthcare due to our ageing population. However, the fund isn’t promoted or widely known about, and a majority of GPs have reported that patients and their families find NHS Continuing Healthcare difficult to navigate. In such a context, specialist advice becomes essential.
Many people think of solicitors as being quite competitive but the experience is often the opposite. Solicitors must take their duty of care and dedication towards best practice seriously. It’s in both their interest and their clients’ interests. For that reason, many solicitors work together and collaborate to fully meet the needs of their client.
Strategic referrals between practices can work exceptionally well. Firms may have their own specialities, and a client may approach needing assistance in one area a firm may be able to handle exceptionally well but they may also require assistance in a slightly different area of law where further specialist advice may be needed. For instance, when considering funding for care a client may also ask about other legal matters relating to end of life care, wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate or perhaps financial advice. A client may require two different specialist areas where solicitors can consult with each other and work on the different elements to give the best outcome to that client. To that end, working together is far better for people within the industry than ‘going it alone’.
Just caring Legal works with absolute determination to deliver a well-rounded service and package to each individual client that contacts us. Sharing knowledge and referrals with other respected professionals can bolster each practice and ensures that clients get exactly what they are looking for when they first make contact.
At Just Caring Legal we strive to continue to work alongside other professionals so that we endeavour to always try to meet our client’s needs the best way we can.
If you have questions about NHS Continuing Healthcare and/or other issues relating to end of life care you can contact Just Caring Legal today.