Lin Whitehead celebrates passing the SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award.

Lin Whitehead celebrates passing the SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award.

Clapham and Collinge are delighted to announce that Lin Whitehead, Partner, Head of Private Client team and accredited SFE (Solicitors For The Elderly) member, has passed the Solicitors the Elderly Older Client Care in Practice Award.

In order to be a fully accredited SFE member, lawyers must have a minimum of three years' experience advising in areas of older client law and have completed the Older Client Care in Practice Award – a qualification which demonstrates the specialist client care skills that enable lawyers to advise and support older and vulnerable clients. Members are also required to continuously update their knowledge with training and produce an annual statement of competence, which ensures they maintain their expertise.


Clients of SFE members can also be reassured by the SFE code of practice and safety of redress through the members' regulated bodies, should something go wrong. The SFE is an independent, national organisation of professionals, such as solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal executives, committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. For more information about SFE, please visit their website at

Clapham and Collinge are proud to incorporate the SFE Code of Practice in dealings with older and vulnerable clients and our solicitors translate their legal expertise into clear explanations and options to guide elderly clients through matters sensitively.

Lin is also OPG (Office of the Public Guardian) panel Deputy for Norfolk and Suffolk and specialises in advising elderly clients and acting in cases where there is suspected financial abuse, duress or complex family dynamics.

If you have concerns about your legal affairs in later life, please call 01603 693500 and speak to Lin or email

For more information on the services that Clapham and Collinge Wills, Trusts and Probate team offer please visit the dedicated webpages following this link.

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