Jenny Murphy of Coole Bevis LLP in West Sussex has been recognised with a national accredited award for expertise in supporting older and vulnerable people.
Jenny has received the Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award, which distinguishes lawyers who provide specialist legal care and support to older and vulnerable clients, their families and carers.
It also grants 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.
“I am exceptionally proud to have my work recognised by Solicitors for the Elderly as it is an area that I have specialised in for most of my career. I have been a Panel Deputy for the Court of Protection since its inception and as such have dealt with many cases for older and vulnerable clients and their families over the years. It has been particularly rewarding as it has enabled me to go beyond simply providing legal advice and really make a difference to people’s lives.”
Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of SFE, 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 OCCP Award ensures lawyers provide the best advice to older people and their families, guiding them through the different legal processes sensitively.”
To find out more about SFE please visit: http://www.sfe.legal