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Well done Lisa!

Lisa Beale in our Wills, Trusts & Probate department has been recognised with national accreditation for her expertise in legal support for older and vulnerable clients, their families and carers. Lisa is the sixth solicitor in the firm to achieve this accreditation, out of the seven in their Wills, Trusts & Probate team. There is only nine accredited solicitors in the city.

The accreditation is awarded by SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), the organisation setting the standards for the highest quality legal advice in specialist areas, such as wills, powers of attorney and elder abuse.

To achieve accreditation, lawyers are required to undertake assessment to demonstrate solid understanding of the specific needs and considerations required when safeguarding and protecting older clients’ interests.

Lisa Beale said:

“I’m delighted to have been awarded the SFE accreditation, as it’s a fantastic organisation that keeps clients needs at the heart of everything they do, and ensures vulnerable clients can identify solicitors who are able to offer specialist support, in order to meet their needs. As a team we have all worked hard to achieve these accreditations and it is fantastic to be recognised for our dedication.”

Michelle Gavin, head of Wills, Trusts & Probate at Band Hatton Button said:

“In order to ensure our staff can provide the best possibly service to our clients, we encourage them to achieve further qualifications which will provide greater knowledge and insight into various conditions that may affect the clients that we deal with on a daily basis. We are extremely proud of our team members, including Lisa, who have been awarded their SFE accreditation and hope we can apply what we have learnt to provide a high quality service to our clients.”

Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of SFE, said:

“When it comes to planning ahead for later life, getting the right advice is essential. An SFE accredited lawyer is an expert in this area of the law and understands the wider, often sensitive, issues around health, care and family that may need consideration. SFE lawyers understand the issues affecting older and vulnerable clients and follow a strict code of practice with respect and dignity at its heart.

“Ultimately, choosing an SFE lawyer means you’ll be guided through this complex and sensitive area of law and will enable you to lay solid foundations to protect you and your loved ones in later life.”

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