What our full Accredited Membership with the SFE means for you
To become a Full Accredited SFE Member, a solicitor must:
- be a practice or freelancer recognized by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority
- have full compliant Professional Indemnity cover in place
- pass two entry exams.
The SFE will only refer members of the Public to Full Accredited SFE Members.
The SFE website refers to their Accredited Members as follows –
- Are specialists in advising older and vulnerable clients on legal matters
- Are fully qualified solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives who have all undertaken additional specialist training in older client law
- Have spent a substantial amount of their time working with older and vulnerable clients – a minimum of 3 years in most cases.
- Have gained the Older Client Care in Practice Award (see panel) which is accredited by SfJ (Skills for Justice) a government body. The award shows that they have the required additional skills to be able to advise and support older and vulnerable people
- Have signed up to our strict code of practice
- Are committed to providing affordable, good quality legal advice
- Are regulated by their professional bodies such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority
- Keep their knowledge and skills up to date by undertaking regular training
- Follow a specific older client care procedure which details what clients can expect from them and their dealings with the member’s firm.
- Have access to our expert forum where they can pick the brains of over 1500 experts