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All SFE Full Accredited Members must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience and specialise in a wide range of legal issues affecting older and vulnerable people. Members must have spent a substantial amount of their time working for older clients and have to fulfil the SFE criteria for membership. 

 

Members are required to complete both the SFE Older Client Care in Practice  and Older Client Law in Practice awards. These are externally accredited awards, which demonstrate that members have the additional skills needed to work with older and vulnerable clients. This is a unique qualification and truly sets SFE members apart from all other lawyers and advisers. As well as this, all members are required to follow the SFE code of practice.

The main areas of law SFE members cover are:

  • Making a Will

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Living Wills

  • Tax planning

  • Asset preservation

  • Trusts

  • Probate

  • Paying for care

  • NHS Continuing Care Funding

  • Court of Protection

  • Elder abuse