Hilary Cragg

Eldery Law

Hilary came to the law after careers in retail, training and banking. She joined Nash & Co in 2008 as a trainee solicitor and qualified on 1 March 2010. Hilary has a particular interest in issues concerning elderly and vulnerable clients, and has amassed considerable experience in matters relating to funding of care home fees including NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and discharge issues, particularly supporting people at Best Interests meetings.

In March 2012 she passed the entrance exam and became an Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly and in October 2012, became a Committee Member of the Devon & Cornwall Regional Group for Solicitors for the Elderly, currently she is the Treasurer. Hilary was also admitted as a Full Member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) in April 2016, having passed the exams via the Qualified Practitioner route. This permits her to use the designatory letters TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner).

In line with her expertise on dementia, she is part of the Prime Ministers Rural Task and Finish Group, the Air Travel Group and the Fishing Industry Group for Dementia Awareness; she is also part of the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance and the Torbay Dementia Action Alliance. She became both a Dementia Friend and a Dementia Champion (as part of the Dementia Friends social action movement) and is a Purple Angel Ambassador.

Hilary is a Trustee of Plymouth Music Zone, which she took on in September 2014.  PMZ is a local charity using music to make a difference in peoples lives.  In addition, Hilary is Chair of Trustees of Memory Matters Foundation from June 2019, which is associated with Memory Matters and Moment Café, all of which support people living with dementia and their carers.

Hilary writes a regular blog on the subject of Elderly Client Law (elderlylaw.wordpress.com). You can also find her on Twitter (@hilarycragg).

Hilary is also the author of the published book “Compassion with Dementia”, the essential guide to living well with dementia. You can follow updates on Instagram (@hilarycraggdementia) and Facebook (@hilarycraggcompassionwithdementia).

Related Services

“I was extremely happy with the excellent job that Hilary did overall. She’s very engaging, she listens and she does exactly what is needed. She went above and beyond what I was expecting, and I’m hugely appreciative.”

Mark Polley


We  are very grateful to Hilary for pursuing our matter as we would never have been able to obtain any funding for our mother without her assistance.  Her understanding and experience of the care system were invaluable.

It has been a pleasure to work with her and I would have no hesitation in recommending her and your firm to anyone else in our situation.

Teresa S