Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is an independent, national organisation of over 1,500 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.
The not-for-profit organisation welcomes existing members Holly Chantler and Chris Keenan (pictured) to its board of directors as it looks to raise awareness of the importance of planning ahead for later life and the benefits of seeking good quality legal advice.
Holly is a Partner at Morrisons Solicitors in Redhill. She became an SFE member in 2009 and joined its Surrey board in September 2015, before being appointed as joint regional co-ordinator in February 2016. She is a Panel Deputy for the Court of Protection and was named one of eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 practitioners in 2015.
Chris has been a member of SFE for over 3 years whilst practicing as an Associate Solicitor at Humphries Kirk Solicitors’ Wareham office. With seven years of post-qualified experience as a private client solicitor, he has a particular interest in current and retrospective applications for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding and residential care funding issues.
Holly commented on her new role:
“It is a very exciting time for SFE and I am thrilled to be a part of its future. I am passionate about raising awareness of the issues surrounding older and vulnerable people, as well as helping to increase the profile and influence of SFE and its members, in order to promote expertise and best practice in this complex area of law.”
Chris also commented:
“Our sector is undergoing whole-scale change and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to tackle these challenges head on and work for the ongoing benefit of our members. SFE brings together hard working and diligent lawyers that care about their clients and the work they do, and I am thrilled represent these individuals as a Director of SFE.”
Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of SFE, said:
“It is with great pleasure we welcome Chris and Holly to our board of directors. After a rigorous recruitment process they were the standout candidates and I have every confidence in their application and dedication in helping SFE continue to grow as the gold standard for experts practicing in this area of law.”
To find out more about SFE and how to become a member go to: http://www.sfe.legal