Three colleagues in leading Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy’s Wills, Probate, Tax & Trust team have gained a nationally accredited award that recognises their expertise in supporting older and vulnerable people.
Partners Caroline Casagranda and Elizabeth Short, and solicitor Kirsti Harvey, have 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.
The achievement brings the total number of fully accredited lawyers in the team to seven, the other three being Louise Nelson, Lisa Perry, Andrew Smith and Kelly Chandler.
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.”
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