Five members of Birchall Blackburn Law were presented the Older Client Care Practice Award. The award, which is accredited by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), recognises those who can effectively interpret complex legal guidance in a sensitive and compassionate way and respect clients’ needs and wishes.
Kristina Smith, Eve Austin, Anna Marie Knipe, Cathy MacCracken and Rosemary Johns have all passed the assessment, gaining recognition for their wealth of knowledge in Wills, probate, trusts, tax planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
The client care benchmark also demonstrates their skills in advising, supporting and safeguarding older and vulnerable clients, as well as their families and carers.
Kristina Smith, partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, said:
“Our solicitors have a real passion for helping people and their families, and the award singles out Birchall Blackburn Law for going above and beyond the standard duty of care.”
While it’s important for everyone to prepare for the future, legal planning is particularly vital for those later on in life or vulnerable people such as those diagnosed with dementia, who need to ensure watertight inheritance plans are in place, as well as protecting their financial assets, property and investments.
“The SFE accreditation marks our solicitors as real specialists in older client law, signaling their ability to easily and sensitively guide vulnerable clients through the complex legal process.”
The award win means Kristina, Anna Marie, Rosemary, Cathy and Eve are now all full accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly.