Having taken the Legal Practice Course with Exeter University, Steven qualified as a Solicitor in 2006. He has advised in the areas of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Elderly Client Law and Care Fees Planning, and is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Since joining Dunn & Baker Solicitors in 2015, Steven has concentrated on work involving the Court of Protection for those who have limited mental capacity through illness, dementia or brain injury. In appropriate cases, he is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the financial affairs of individuals who lack the capacity to manage their financial affairs for themselves.
Steven’s wide experience means that he is well placed to take the necessary steps to secure funding from the local authority and the NHS appropriate to each client’s circumstances. Steven also acts for clients who are themselves Attorneys or Deputies for other family members, and who need help in making applications to, or seeking guidance from the Court and the Office of the Public Guardian. This includes advice about making a Statutory Will (for someone who cannot make a Will for themselves), making gifts on behalf of someone else, obtaining the appropriate authority to purchase a more suitable dwelling, or assisting with the payment of care fees.