Department: Elderly And Vulnerable Clients
Related Services: Acting As A Deputy Or An Attorney, Care Advice, Court Of Protection, Deputyship Application, Financial Abuse, Funding In Care, Gifting Application, Lasting Power Of Attorney, Local Authority Assessments, Mental Capacity And Incapacity, NHS Funding, Personal Injury Trust, Power Of Attorney, Professional Attorneyship And Deputyship Management, Safeguarding And Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Statutory Will Application
Areas of Specialism: Wills, Tax and Estate Planning, Elderly and Vulnerable Client Law
Tonina originally qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2014 before dual-qualifying as a Solicitor in November 2016. Tonina joined the Trusts and Estates team of Tollers in December 2013, before moving on to manage a team as the Head of the Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit in January 2018.
The Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit was set up in early 2013 to provide expert advice to the growing problems faced by an ageing population. Tonina specialises in Court of Protection and Elderly Client affairs, including contentious issues around financial abuse of the Elderly and Vulnerable. Tonina and her team also work with clients who require care by assisting to create Lasting Powers of Attorney, ensuring that their funding has been correctly assessed and making challenges where this is not the case.
Tonina works to raise awareness of the legal implications of losing mental capacity and has delivered talks to various groups, charities and organisations in the past, including Milton Keynes Carers and Headway MK. Tonina also has a close relationship with Willen Hospice, Age UK Milton Keynes and Age UK Northamptonshire.
- Areas of Expertise:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Deputyship Applications – Financial and Welfare
- Court of Protection Applications – Statutory Wills / Gifting Applications / Appointment of a Trustee
- Continuing Healthcare Challenges
- Management and administration of professional Deputyship and Attorneyship files
- Types of Clients:
- Private Individuals
- People with Brain Injuries
- People with Mental Health issues
- People with Learning Difficulties
- People with Dementia
- Those with mental capacity-limiting conditions
- Professional Memberships & Accreditations:
- FCILEx (non-practising)
- Solicitors for the Elderly
- Dementia Friend
In her spare time Tonina takes part in aerial fitness and is a member of the Northants Softball team. She also enjoys snowboarding and walking the dog (but not at the same time!).
Tonina is available to meet at the following offices: Northampton Office