Cowgills Wealth has launched a Court of Protection Service which will be led by independent financial planner Andrew Heaton. Andrew is a specialist in Court of Protection work and is now expanding the service across the North West and Yorkshire regions.
The Court of Protection team will predominantly work with lawyers, solicitors and trustees to provide expert financial planning advice and investment guidance for clients who may have received an award of damages through the Court of Protection or are managing the financial affairs on behalf of individuals who lack capacity.
Commenting on the launch and the expertise he brings to the role Andrew, who has been with Cowgills since 2017, said: “My background is very much in Court of Protection work which is not typically an area associated with accountancy firms or business advisors so this is quite a specialised service.
“Working collaboratively with clients’ legal teams, we are able to deliver the best advice and outcomes for the individuals who need it most and are often able to direct them towards additional benefits of which they may not have been aware. No amount of compensation can replace the future that they otherwise would have had, but we strive to help them secure the best financial outcome to support them now and in years to come.”
Paul Stringer, managing partner of Cowgills added: “Andrew is highly experienced in this specialist area and has been delivering superb results for our clients. As part of a recent re-structure of our Wealth team we have launched our Court of Protection service which meets a notable demand in the market.
“He’s not only able to support the legal teams but also the clients they represent, helping them make the right decisions to ensure each element of the award of damages works collectively to provide the best possible outcome throughout their entire lifetime.”
Since its launch in 2007 Cowgills Wealth has gone from strength to strength and now employs a team of 17 across its offices in Bolton and Ilkley.
Cowgills is one of the North West’s leading chartered accountants and business advisory firms. Established in 1983, our clients are located across the UK but predominantly in the North West and are serviced by teams from our head office in Bolton on Chorley New Road and our Manchester office located in the ABC Building Manchester city centre.
Sector specific in our approach, the firm is led by a team of 14 partners and over 180 staff. We specialise in a full range of business advisory services including corporate finance, tax, audit, business recovery and wealth management. We focus on supporting SME and entrepreneurial clients across the region and nationally.
The firm has seen tremendous growth over the last ten years which has been achieved by acquisition and organically through the investment and development of our staff.