A Chartered Legal Executive in Rothera Sharp’s Wills and Probate department has demonstrated her commitment to the care of older and vulnerable clients by passing her Older Client Law in Practice (OCLP) Award with Solicitors For The Elderly (SFE).
Rebecca Green, who works at the firm’s Long Eaton and Wollaton offices, is the seventh member of the team to become a fully accredited member of SFE.
SFE is a national organisation comprising of trusted legal advisers, all of whom are highly qualified, regulated and committed to supporting older and vulnerable people.
Before completing the OCLP, Rebecca had to pass SFE’s Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award, demonstrating that she has the skills to communicate and translate legal advice into clear explanations of the options available to a client and their family, and guide them through the process in a sensitive manner.
By completing the OCCP and OCLP awards, members show that they:
- Are experienced in regularly dealing with the legal requirements of older and vulnerable clients
- Have a good understanding of both the needs and additional considerations, as well as the law, when acting for older and vulnerable clients, their families and representatives
- Understand the physical and cognitive capacity limitations that may affect the way advice is given to older and vulnerable clients and have the requisite level of interpersonal soft skills and ability to communicate well
Alongside becoming accredited with SFE, Rothera Sharp also encourages lawyers within the Wills and Probate team to become fully accredited members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), to enhance the professional manner in which team members assist clients as well as ensure they are kept up to date on developments within the industry.
To find out more about Solicitors For The Elderly visit: https://sfe.legal/