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Joan Hamer, died at the age of 91, in bed, in her own home.  She had two children and four grandchildren and was warmly regarded in her village.  Everyone knew Joan and all were welcome in her home for a cup of coffee and slice of cake. She listened to her visitors, understood their worries and passed on her wisdom to those who chose to confide in her.  

 

Joan's granddaughter, Kelly, adored her grandmother and did everything she could, as her grandmother got older, to make sure she had all she needed.  Joan told Kelly her wishes for the future and Kelly gave her a voice whenever necessary.  Kelly helped her grandmother with the serious things in life and the fun things.  Joan battled with numerous health issues towards the end of her life but nothing could dampen her spirit, not even a bad day.

 

Kelly is the founding director of Argo.  The legacy to her grandmother.  A company which gives a voice to those who cannot be heard.  Joan is the reason Argo exists. To help those who need it.

Our Inspiration

Joan Hamer, died at the age of 91, in bed, in her own

home.  She had two children and four grandchildren and 

was warmly regarded in her village.  Everyone knew Joan

and all were welcome in her home for a cup of coffee and

slice of cake. She listened to her visitors, understood their

worries and passed on her wisdom to those who chose to

confide in her.  

 

Joan's granddaughter, Kelly, adored her grandmother and did everything she could, as her grandmother got older, to make sure she had all she needed.  Joan told Kelly her wishes for the future and Kelly gave her a voice whenever necessary.  Kelly helped her grandmother with the serious things in life and the fun things.  Joan battled with numerous health issues towards the end of her life but nothing could dampen her spirit, not even a bad day.

 

Kelly is the founding director of Argo.  The legacy to her grandmother.  Her company which gives a voice to those who cannot be heard.  Joan is the reason Argo exists. To help those who need it.

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Who are Argo!

What does a “law firm” mean to you?  Does it mean big offices with large boardrooms and people in suits?  Does it mean worry about the first meeting and what to expect? How much will it all cost? If the answer is yes then you have been using the wrong companies!

 

Argo was established to be different;  to care about you, to listen to you and provide a service that looks after you.  We know that life can be hard at times and we want to provide you with the support and back up you need to live a fun packed life, not just exist.  We are here to take the worry off your shoulders.  By sorting out legal and financial paperwork and obtaining advice at the right time pressures and stress can be alleviated.  Most importantly, we restore the balance within families so that relatives can remain as a loved one and not as your care teams or bankers.  We support the whole family as we understand that life's unforeseen obstacles like illness, or even the death of a loved one, will affect everyone.

 

Yes we write wills, prepare lasting powers of attorney, administer estates and provide advice on trusts and care funding but we are so much more than that. Our legal team are great at making the complex simple, ensuring that you understand exactly what you are signing and giving you the time you need to understand and make decisions.  In addition to the legal stuff we also look after you.  We help with benefit applications, arrange care packages, support with the management of finances and health issues, take you on amazing days out.  Our clients love our day trips to the Ritz for afternoon tea or to Buckingham Palace!  We have a dedicated social and wellbeing team to do this.  Our legal and social and wellbeing team support each other to provide an amazing service for our clients.

 

We want you to become part of our Argo family.  We do not want to see you once and never see you again.  We want to be here when you need us so you know you always have someone to turn to.

We mostly think of our legacy in terms of the money or property that we intend to leave behind and pass on to our friends and relatives. But a legacy can actually be anything given or received including things like values, beliefs, or attitudes. You share these things during your lifetime and pass these on to those close to you.  Have your children and grandchildren inherited your glass half full look on life and your belief that you always can fill it up more?

Your legacy is not just about your will.  It is how you have protected your family's future when you are no longer around and the life lessons you see they have learned.   Yes you can leave a legacy by giving a lump sum of your estate to someone but how much more value will this gift be if the recipient uses it in a way that accords with the principles you have instilled in them.

Would you not like your legacy to last for generations?

What people say about us

"We contacted Argo to put our wills together for us.  I was extremely happy with the service provided by Kelly Duke.  Everything was made very clear and it all ran very smoothly"

Mrs G (Maidstone)

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There are times in life when things just get too much. It may be that you are unwell, or you are just simply too busy doing the everyday things,

Maybe you do not have the time to help parents manage their complex financial and health needs or it is not so easy because you live some distance away, work away or do not have the expertise to deal with the issues. Argo can help.

We appreciate that people have problems in life which have legal implications not legal problems that have life implications. We recognise that clients need a broader level of advice and support than traditional legal firms can offer.

For us it is not simply about the law. You are what matters and this means that you need to have the support every day to ensure you lead the best quality of life you can whilst doing everything you wish whether this is sky diving, reading the newspaper on a Sunday afternoon, a tropical holiday or simply going to the pub for a beer with your friends.

We offer help and support to:

Provide quality of life: We ensure our clients are part of their local community. We help our clients go to yoga classes, play golf, tend their allotments and have family and friends around them at important times of the year. We find out who our clients are and plan an active life around their favourite past times.

Meet health and welfare needs: We ensure our clients attend hospital appointments, the opticians and the dentist. We liaise with medical teams over treatment, attend hospital discharge and best interest meetings and care planning meetings to ensure the voice of our client is heard and not ignored. We build care packages which have our clients at the beginning, middle and end of the care that is provided and think nothing of removing care providers which are not fulfilling the high standards we expect them to achieve.

Maintain and or adapt property: Your home is after all your castle and why should you leave it just because you struggle to manage its upkeep. We help clients remain in their own home by ensuring its continued safety. This could be fixing a leaky tap, installing a downstairs wet room or arranging for the installation of a stair lift. If residential care is needed we provide help and support in arranging the transition from home to home.

Manage finances: We help our clients manage their finances so they do not find themselves in difficulty. We streamline the administration of their financial affairs, we search the best utility provider rates, we claim benefits and we manage bank accounts. We work closely with independent financial advisers and accountants to ensure our clients maximise their income and mitigate their tax bills to support their standards of living.

Emotional support at difficult times: Holding a person’s hand when they are upset or in pain is the simplest thing, but it makes the greatest difference.

But we do more than that. We care.

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Our podcast section of argo Live! is where we share information that can help your make that decision or just to take away all those myths you have heard!

We believe that information is free and should be shared widespread, Lawyers should only charge if we carry out the work on your behalf (the complex stuff!) So these podcasts are to show you the path we would take and perhaps that helps you in your journey. 

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