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Lodders’ Michael Brook becomes a Solicitors for the Elderly accredited lawyer

Michael Brook, solicitor in Lodders Care & Capacity team, has been recognised with a national accredited award for expertise in supporting older and vulnerable people.

Michael Brook has received the Older Client Law in Practice (OCLP) Award, which distinguishes lawyers who provide specialist legal care and support to older and vulnerable clients, their families, and carers.

SFE full accredited membership

Michael’s achievement grants him 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.

A great achievement

Commenting on his accreditation, Michael says, “It’s a great achievement and I’m really pleased. It is such a benefit to be recognised as being a part of a vibrant community of like-minded lawyers who understand the issues affecting older and vulnerable clients and are experts in this area.”

Specialism in older client law

SFE is a national association of independent lawyers who specialise in older client law. They can consider the mental and physical difficulties which can affect older and vulnerable clients and are aware of the health and social problems that people may face.

Of the award, Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of SFE, has 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 OCLP Award ensures lawyers provide the best advice to older people and their families, guiding them through the different legal processes sensitively.”

Expert team

Michael joins Sofia Tayton, Lodders’ partner and Care & Capacity specialist, who has also been accredited by the SFE.

Lodders has a unique, specialised team with vast experience of advising across the board on issues relating to Care & Capacity, and the legal issues this can involve. If you are looking for advice on a Care & Capacity issue, please get in touch with Michael Brook on 01789 206132 or via email.

You can find out more about SFE by visiting their website.

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If you are looking for advice on a Care & Capacity issue, please get in touch with Michael Brook on 01789 206132 or via email.