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Welcome to the Summer edition of our quarterly newsletter.

And what a Summer were having – this week!

Here at Gillhams we’re hoping that this communication finds you making the most of this wonderful hot spell. But if the weather turns out to be as unreliable as usual, you can always rely on us to bring you up to date information on all your legal questions as well as some unique services and events.

Speaking of which, the Gillhams team have been quite busy since we were last in touch. We’re currently in the final stages of planning for the launch of a unique new service – Mediation for Court of Protection best interest disputes – see below, our own David Taylor has been a contributor on a new, practical guide for home carers produced by the British Medical Association, and we’re in the midst of arrangements for our private client seminar coming up in October.

For more details on all these new events and services see our News Section below or our website at

I do hope you find this quarterly newsletter of interest, and in the meantime, if you have any questions about any of the services Gillhams offers, or if you have any concerns or feedback for me or anyone else on the Gillhams team, please don’t hesitate to get in contact. And as always if you wish to unsubscribe to this newsletter please see the instruction on how to do so at the bottom of this newsletter.

Wishing you a sunny, warm and relaxing rest of Summer!

With Kind Regards,

Russell Caller
Managing Partner

News from Gillhams

New service offered by Gillhams – Best Interest Dispute Mediation

Our new Mediation service is designed for relatives and/or professional service providers who are dealing with or involved in a dispute over what is in the best interests of a mentally incapacitated person. Russell Caller, managing partner of Gillhams, an accredited and skilful mediator and an experienced Court of Protection, panel-appointed Professional deputy since 2000, is now offering a specialised Court of Protection mediation service to help disputing parties resolve their issues without having to resort to more costly Court proceedings. For more information on the benefits of mediation over court proceedings for Court of Protection best interest disputes, and the process involved, please contact Russell Caller directly at or 020 8965 4266 for a free initial consultation.

Gillhams contributes to new home carer’s manual from the British Medical Association

As a result of Gillhams’ acknowledged expertise in legal services for the elderly and mentally incapacitated, we were recently asked to contribute to a new guide for home carers.

The British Medical Association’s Carer’s Manual, just published by Dorling Kindersley, includes a section on Legal & Financial matters (Resources Section) written by our own David Taylor. David and Russell Caller also provided content for the End of Life Section of the book.

This is an extremely accessible and practical guide for home carers of elderly, mentally incapacitated and disabled people and we are proud to have contributed to its creation. To purchase your own copy (£14.99) please go to the Dorling Kindersley website here.

Two Free Seminars – ‘Planning for a secure future’- October 2013 – Spaces Limited!

Gillhams, Harris Lipman and Forum Wealth Management will be co-hosting two free seminars on planning for a secure future on Thursday 3rd October at the Wembley Stadium conference rooms. Seminars will take place at 11am and 3pm and will include refreshments/lunch and a free tour of the stadium. Spaces are limited to 20 people per seminar, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Click here for more information. To register for this event please contact Susan Kench at

And now here’s a round-up of some useful topical advice and news from the world of legal services. If there is anything that concerns you, or that you need legal advice on, we look forward to being of assistance.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.