RLK Solicitors Ltd Head of Department Appointed (Area) Regional Co-ordinator of SFE (Solicitors For the Elderly)

Mrs Joyce Bennell, Solicitor of Birmingham based solicitors, RLK Solicitors Limited, has been appointed as the Regional Co-ordinator for the Birmingham Region of the national association SFE.

SFE is an association of lawyers who specialise in legal services for older people. Members of SFE have a wealth of experience within this key legal area and they are required to have spent a substantial amount of time working for elderly clients. The aim of this national association is to improve the knowledge and service provided for the older people and their carers on legal issues including, tax planning, wills, enduring powers of attorney, long-term social and health care and other retirement issues.

Joyce will be responsible for running the local branch of SFE. This role will involve holding meetings with SFE members to discuss issues in the field of elderly client law, organising training sessions with experts in the field who will give lectures and discussions with the group.

Joyce will help ensure that local solicitors have the requisite knowledge to be able to give the best legal advice to their clients. Joyce will be the main point of contact with the national group ensuring that information is disseminated to her local members.

Joyce will also be the local ambassador for SFE, making contact with appropriate local organisations to raise awareness of elderly client issues and also be a key point of contact for legal advice in this area.

Birmingham based solicitors, RLK Solicitors Limited, provides specialist legal services in private client, residential and commercial property and commercial litigation. Joyce’s new role as Birmingham Regional Co-ordinator of SFE will provide clients with the assurance that RLK Solicitors Limited has wide ranging expertise in providing legal services for the elderly.

Joyce said: ” I have been specialising in legal services for older people for many years, and am looking forward to my new role as Birmingham Regional Co-ordinator. This means that I will be able to continue my development in this area, as well as helping other legal professionals to do the same, so that I am able to give both my clients and colleagues first class legal advice in a field of law which is constantly evolving as the requirements of the elderly population change.”