Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) accreditation
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is an independent organisation, made up of solicitors, barristers and legal executives who provide specialist legal advice to elderly and vulnerable people.
Founded in 1999, the SFE was the brainchild of a small group of lawyers who recognised that the UK’s ageing population was leading to an increasing number of enquiries from older clients. Today the organisation has more than a 1000 members nationwide.
At Royds Withy King, Tony Millson, is a full member of the SFE.
To qualify for membership of the SFE, lawyers must have demonstrated their specialist knowledge of a wide range of legal issues affecting elderly people. They also need to have worked with a substantial number of clients in this age group.
Areas where Royds Withy King can assist include
- Making a Will
- Power of Attorney
- Court of Protection
- Tax Planning
- Probate and Estate Administration
“What the team is known for: Bath-based team dealing with complex domestic and international matters. Handles offshore trust work, asset protection and estate administration. Also advises on Court of Protection proceedings and issues concerning vulnerable people. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Good, clear advice provided without delay.” Notable practitioners: James McNeile (Band 2) leads the group and advises domestic and international clients on estate and tax planning and trust management. Market commentators say he has “a fantastic reputation.”” Chambers 2017 South West
“What the team is known for: Advises clients from its Oxford and Swindon offices on trusts, tax and estate planning matters, wills and estate administration. Adept at handling contentious probate and trusts work. The firm has its own trust company, providing advice to trustees. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They are strong in estate planning and trusts.” “They’ve been very good and very easy to deal with.” Notable practitioners: Tom Gilman’s (Band 2) practice focuses on inheritance tax issues, wills, trusts and estates planning and administration. He also has capability advising on Court of Protection matters and powers of attorney. A client notes: “He is thoughtful, careful and he has always given me excellent advice.”” Chambers 2017 Thames Valley Oxford, Swindon & Surrounds
“Royds Withy King’s Becky Ricards Small handles personal injury trusts, while department head James McNeile undertakes international work.” Legal 500 2016 South West