Clarion lawyer becomes member of SFE

A senior associate solicitor at Clarion has become a member of the national association Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Stephanie Parish is now a fully accredited member of the SFE, alongside her colleague and legal director at Clarion, Clare King. Parish is just one of a handful of private client lawyers in Leeds to be accepted by the association as a specialist in older client law, having successfully completed her assessments.

SFE is an association of lawyers that specialises in legal services for older people and their carers. Its members have a wealth of experience in this legal area and are required to have spent a substantial amount of time working for elderly clients.

The aim of the association is to improve the knowledge and service provided on legal issues, including inheritance tax planning, wills, powers of attorney, Court of Protection, mental capacity advice, care fee advice, probate, trusts and elder abuse.

Commenting on becoming a member of the SFE, Parish said: “Having advised older and vulnerable clients for the last nine years, I appreciate the specialist legal services they need, from issues around wills and probate to tax planning and trusts.”

“The training involved in being accepted by the SFE has been extremely valuable in extending my knowledge in this complex and growing area of the law as well as further developing my client care skills.”

“What sets SFE members apart is our ability to communicate and translate legal expertise into clear, understandable advice, and to guide clients and their families through the process sensitively. Clare and I will be using our expertise to ensure we continue to provide first-class legal advice to clients across the region.”

Pictured: Stephanie Parish and Clare King of Clarion’s private client team