Private client solicitor earns national accreditation for working with vulnerable clients

Charlene Merry, a solicitor in Andrew Jackson Solicitors’ private client team, has earned national accreditation for her expertise in delivering legal support to older and vulnerable clients. This reach also extends to clients’ families and carers.  

She is now an associate member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). They are a UK-wide organisation which aims to set the standards for the highest quality legal advice in wills, powers of attorney and elder abuse.  

To achieve this accreditation, members must spend at least 50% of their time working with older and vulnerable clients. They must also undertake continuous training to ensure their skills and knowledge are current.  

Charlene stated: “I am thrilled to achieve this national accreditation in an area of law which is really important to me.” 

Charlene went on to explain that she has worked alongside vulnerable clients for many years. She finds that these clients often have very specific client care needs. Vulnerable indiviuduals may be facing mental and physical difficulties, as well as health and social problems. When providing legal advice, you need to consider these factors. Charlene always aims to provide her services with care and compassion.  

“We are very proud of Charlene for being recognised for her work by Solicitors for the Elderly. Her excellent technical knowledge and thoughtful approach enables her to work with older and more vulnerable clients to protect themselves and their interests, for their own sakes as well as their families.” Richard Hoare, partner, and head of private client services at Andrew Jackson Solicitors, added.


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Emma Cockings
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