James Bird of Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP in Colchester, Essex has been recognised with a national accredited award for expertise in supporting older and vulnerable people.
James has received the Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award, which distinguishes lawyers who provide specialist legal care and support to older and vulnerable clients, their families and carers.
It also grants full accredited membership to SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), an independent, national organisation of professionals, such as solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal executives, committed to providing the highest quality legal advice on specialist areas, such as wills, powers of attorney and elder abuse.
To achieve the award, all applicants are required to undertake an assessment, to demonstrate good understanding of the specific needs and considerations required when safeguarding and protecting older clients’ interests.
James Bird said:
“Working with vulnerable clients is becoming more and more prevalent and being equipped to be able to provide them with the best advice and support as part of such a distinguished organisation is really exciting. Taking advice from a qualified professional on such sensitive matters can never be underestimated and this helps me to be able to provide these services further.”
Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of SFE, said:
“We recommend people always use specialist legal advice when planning for later life, and SFE is the gold standard for solicitors and chartered legal executives advising on older client law.
“The OCCP Award ensures lawyers provide the best advice to older people and their families, guiding them through the different legal processes sensitively.”
To find an SFE accredited lawyer near you go to: http://www.sfe.legal
For more information on Fisher Jones Greenwood and the services we can provide, please contact [email protected]
For more information on SFE, interviews and case studies please contact Abigail Clayton on 020 8088 3569/ 07933599394 / [email protected]
What happens when a dentist wishes to sell their practice but the lease is due to expire? Leah Groves explains opt… https://t.co/mPGwLm93PP3 days
This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week. It can be scarily easy to fall into the trap of your own mind when ba… https://t.co/KIC8JZQh6F4 days