Attwaters Jameson-Hill lawyer awarded “gold standard” accreditation
Business / Mon 22nd Jan 2024 at 10:10am
LESLEY-Ann Mayhew, a Partner and Head of Court of Protection at major regional firm Attwaters Jameson Hill, has been recognised with national accreditation for her expertise in legal support for older and vulnerable clients, their families and carers.
The accreditation is awarded by SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly), the organisation setting the standards for the highest quality legal advice in specialist areas, such as wills, powers of attorney and elder abuse.
To achieve accreditation, lawyers are required to undertake assessment to demonstrate solid understanding of the specific needs and considerations required when safeguarding and protecting older clients’ interests.
Lesley-Ann said: “Today, so many older and vulnerable people have lost trust in the professionals who should have their best interests at heart. I hope that becoming fully accredited with SFE will help restore some of that lost trust and reassure clients, their families and carers that Attwaters Jameson Hill is a safe pair of hands for their matter. “I have spent years working with older and vulnerable people, and I wholeheartedly believe that they are just as deserving of high-quality legal advice that is tailored to their needs, and of being treated with dignity and respect, as any other client. It’s why I do what I do.”
Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of SFE, said: “When it comes to planning ahead for later life, getting the right advice is essential. An SFE accredited lawyer is an expert in this area of the law and understands the wider, often sensitive, issues around health, care and family that may need consideration. SFE lawyers understand the issues affecting older and vulnerable clients and follow a strict code of practice with respect and dignity at its heart. “Ultimately, choosing an SFE lawyer means you’ll be guided through this complex and sensitive area of law and will enable you to lay solid foundations to protect you and your loved ones in later life.”