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What our full Accredited Membership with the SFE means for you

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

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