A chester firm of solicitors has joined the Equity Release Council.
Birchall blackburn solicitors joined in its capacity as a founder member of the Equity Release Solicitors Alliance, setup to promote the importance of getting specialist legal advice.
The Equity Release Council is the industry body representing the providers, qualified financial advisors, lawyers, intermediaries and surveyors working in the equity release sector.
Birchall Blackburn helped 1,000 clients to release equity in their homes in 2012, to provide a tax free lump sum or regular income.
Partner Michael Foxford said: “Equity release is often a misunderstood retirement solution and can be complex to understand. There are also relatively few solicitors who are qualified to give advice.
“We feel joining the Equity release Council will further cement our position as one of the leading specialist firms in the country”.