Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) appoints Michael Culver as its new chairman
With the BBC’s decision to start charging the over 75s for their TV licences and the recent moving D-Day commemorations, the elderly members of our society have very much, and rightly so, been in the headlines recently.
Often our older members of society have specific needs including perhaps mental and/or physical difficulties and specific health and social concerns. In recognition of this and as long ago as 1999, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) was set up as a specialist group of lawyers supporting and making a difference to older and vulnerable people.
SFE is now a national organisation with over 1700 members across England and Wales and a separate group in Scotland.
Only a very select group of people can become members of SFE. They must be fully qualified, regulated and insured solicitors, barristers or Chartered Legal Executives and they must spend at least 50% of their time working with older and vulnerable clients. Members are highly qualified and regulated and also have additional specialist skills. SFE provides its members with expert training and best practice to keep them up to date with the latest case law related to older clients. This ensures that clients are in the best possible hands and can feel more at ease when dealing with an SFE solicitor.
We are very proud of the fact that Bolt Burdon has several members of SFE and that our very own Michael Culver has today taken over as chairman of the organisation. This means that our clients, particularly the more elderly ones, are sure to benefit from the specialist and tailored approach that membership can offer.
Michael is very keen to get started in his new role and currently looking at how SFE can be improved and further support this key section of our society in the coming years.
You can also contact one of our other solicitors in the Wealth Planning team here.