Specialist law advice available from BAAGS

Borders Asperger and Autism Group Support are offering a very rare and unique opportunity for Borders carers and individuals to have a free 30 minute consultation with a qualified solicitor experienced in the legal minefields of mental health law, community care law, adults with incapacity law, powers of attorney and will preparation.

Morisons Solicitors with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh have selected BAAGS to be one of their nominated charities – of which BAAGS is immensely proud and honoured. The company has many years experience in these complex areas of law and understands the difficulties encountered by carers and the individuals they care for and support.

Morisons’ award winning private client team has been working in social care management for many years liaising with families, charities and care providers. They work hard to make certain the best decisions are made and all options considered on behalf of an individual, ensuring their wishes are accounted for and their independence is restricted as little as possible. Any decision must be of benefit to the individual, but also take into account the views of the primary carer keeping them involved in the decision making process. They also have a dedicated team set up to plan for the Scottish Government’s proposed changes to social care management which will shortly become law.

Solicitor, Emma Horne is offering three half day advice sessions where individual 30 minute consultations can be arranged (by appointment) across the Borders, covering advice on a wide range of issues including: powers of attorney; intervention orders, guardianship orders and access to an adult’s funds; discretionary trusts; wills; second opinions; support to charities/care providers.