Emma Gray Appointed Regional Co-ordinator
Solicitor Emma Gray, of Everys Solicitors in Honiton, was appointed as Regional Co-ordinator for the Devon & Cornwall region of “Solicitors for the Elderly” (SFE) in June 2018.
Established in 1996, SFE is a national network of highly skilled lawyers providing legal services and expert advice on Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, tax planning, funding for social care and many other related issues, specifically for the elderly and vulnerable. Prior to joining SFE, as well as being fully qualified solicitors who spend 50% of their time on older client law, potential members must obtain both the ‘SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award’ and the ‘Older Client Law in Practice Award’. These develop the soft skills necessary for dealing with elderly and vulnerable clients which includes understanding the issues affecting health and wellbeing in later life, as well as being able to detect elder abuse such as when a client is being coerced. As a benefit of the membership, SFE ensures its members are kept fully abreast of the latest developments through newsletters, updates, on-going training and events.
As a Regional Co-ordinator, Emma Gray is the main point of contact for Devon and Cornwall and links in with the national group. Together with the support of the Devon and Cornwall committee, she ensures that information is communicated to the local members through meetings and training sessions provided by experts in the field of elderly client legal services. As well as being responsible for running the local branch, and being a key contact for legal advice in this area, Emma is a local ambassador for SFE; raising awareness of elderly client issues with local organisations.
Emma said: “I have been a Dementia Friend for a number of years and have, unfortunately, both been a carer for a family member and suffered the heartache of bereavement. My new role as Devon and Cornwall Regional Co-ordinator gives me the opportunity to continue furthering the legal knowledge and understanding of all the issues surrounding the elderly and vulnerable within our community.”
Everys Solicitors is an independent law firm with recognised expertise in legal issues affecting the elderly and vulnerable. With Emma’s new appointment, clients can have the confidence that Everys has the specialist knowledge and skills required to handle their case with sensitivity and professionalism.
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