Solicitors for the Elderly launch new best practice guide for members

SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), the membership organisation for specialist lawyers who support older and vulnerable people, recently launched a Court of Protection Deputyship Best Practice Guide.

The guide, written by Caroline Bielanska, is exclusive to SFE members and outlines the steps for solicitors to follow when taking a client through the process.

Caroline is a practising solicitor with over 30 years’ experience of advising older and vulnerable adults and recognised as a leading expert on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and health and social care law. She said:

“The deputyship guide provides practical support, extending to over 140 pages and includes information guides and tools to assist members improve and streamline their application processes and work with families to better understand what it means to be a deputy.

“The guide includes a toolkit of templates, fact sheets and general guidance on Court of Protection Deputyships and is just one of the many benefits of being an SFE member.”

Other perks include an informative monthly newsletter covering the latest legal issues and access to a member-only forum where you can ask questions and knowledge share with ours in the legal field. If you’d like to become part of a vibrant community of like-minded lawyers, find out more about becoming a member here.

Later this month, SFE will host their annual conference on 23rd June 2021. In a new format, the event will explore a day long case study which the expert speakers will unpick throughout the day. Speakers include Michael Culver, Naomi Winston, Julia Abrey, Tom Dumont, Charlotte John, Cate Searle, Julie Butler and Angela Evans. Discover the full agenda and book your tickets here.

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