Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) appoints Carol McBride of Hugh Jones Solicitors in Manchester to its board of directors.
SFE is an independent, national organisation of over 1,500 professionals, including 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 professional body welcomes existing Solicitors for the Elderly’s member Carol McBride to its board of directors, bringing the total number to nine. All new directors are fully accredited members, having completed SFE’s Older Client Law in Practice award within the last three years.
The increase in board members responds to the growing need for specialist skills when dealing with older, more vulnerable consumers in the field of Private Client law.
This year alone, SFE has championed for the rights of older clients and members, including issues relating to Lasting Powers of Attorney, and the digitisation of legal documents such as wills. Most significantly, SFE lead the campaign against the proposal to change the probate fee structure, which could have seen bereaved families paying up to £20,000 to access their loved one’s estates after their death, and resulted in a successful overturn in Government policy.
Carol McBride has expertise in legal issues around the mental capacity of older people, including those living with dementia. She is a Director and Head of Private Client at Hugh Jones Solicitors in Manchester and has been an SFE member since 2011.
Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of SFE, said:
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Carol McBride to our board of directors. It’s an exciting time for Solicitors for the Elderly as the organisation continues to grow and set the bar as the gold standard for experts practicing older client law. We will continue to tackle key issues impacting the sector, putting our members and consumers first.”
Carol McBride, Director at Solicitors for the Elderly, commented on her new role:
“I am thrilled to be joining SFE’s board of directors, and I will apply my passion in all matters relating to older client law so as to protect older, more vulnerable consumers.”
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