Congratulations to Tatiana Zenina, Solicitor in the Grant Saw Private Client department, who has become a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Tatiana has been recognised for her expertise in providing legal support for older and vulnerable clients, their families, and carers. To achieve fully accredited status, lawyers are required to undertake an assessment and demonstrate a solid understanding of the specific needs and considerations when safeguarding and protecting elderly clients’ interests. Members are also required to continue to update their knowledge, undertake training and provide an annual statement of competence which ensures they maintain their expertise.
There are numerous benefits to being a fully accredited member of SFE:
- Legal expertise: to become a member, individuals must be qualified solicitors, barristers or legal executives who specialise in advising elderly and vulnerable people.
- Accreditation: members must undertake specialist training to qualify for the Older Client Care in Practice Award, which is independently accredited.
- Experience: the SFE accreditation is available to lawyers with at least three years’ experience.
- Communication: SFE accredited lawyers communicate with elderly clients in a clear, straightforward language and ensure everything is clearly understood before signing.
- Code of conduct: SFE accredited lawyers follow a strict code of conduct and understand the issues affecting elderly and vulnerable clients.
Kalpa Prajapati, Partner and Head of Private Client at Grant Saw, said “I am delighted that Tatiana has been accredited as a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly. The Older Client Care in Practice Award is the gold standard for solicitors advising on older client law and Tatiana has worked hard to achieve this accolade. At Grant Saw, we pride ourselves on Continuous Professional Development as we strive to differentiate ourselves as the trusted Private Client lawyers in London and the South East. Well done, Tatiana”.
For more information on SFE, please click here.