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Warwickshire lawyer receives national accredited award

Caroline Bates, a Consultant Solicitor with Moore & Tibbits in Warwick has been recognised with a national accredited award for expertise in supporting older and vulnerable people.

Caroline has 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.

To achieve the award, all applicants are required to undertake an assessment, to demonstrate good understanding of the specific needs and considerations required when safeguarding and protecting older clients’ interests.

Caroline said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have achieved this award. With the myriad of providers, particularly for will writing (which is still an unregulated area of law), it is often difficult for clients to evaluate, compare and choose a solicitor.  By undertaking the additional specialist training in older client law, clients can be assured of the quality and integrity of the advice.  I pride myself on understanding the issues affecting older clients and communicate to them in a clear, straightforward manner.”

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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