We take our work with elderly clients very seriously which is why Toni Peppard is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). This is a national association of lawyers concerned with improving the availability and delivery of specialist legal advice to older and vulnerable people, and their families.
Toni Peppard is a member of both SFE and the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP). She is experienced in working with ageing clients. She is familiar with dealing with people who are suffering from mental or physical difficulties that come with age. Because of Toni’s experience, she has an unusual awareness of the distinctions between certain mental and physical disabilities. She is also familiar with the social and health problems that may arise with age. People say that this experience inspires them with confidence.
Lasting Powers of Attorney have rendered Living Wills less common. “Living Will” is not a legal term but includes Advance Decisions and Advance Statements. Advance Decisions deal with the refusal of certain potential medical treatments. Advance Statements deal with one’s treatment in the event of lost capacity. Only Advance Decisions are legally binding. We have considerable experience of dealing with these sensitive matters on behalf of clients.
SFE membership requires not only a substantial amount of time working for elderly and vulnerable clients, but also meeting SFE’s high criteria and strict compliance with its code of conduct. You can learn more about this scheme on the SFE website or call 0844 567 6173.
If you would like to find out more about getting advice for the elderly from us, please email Toni Peppard or call her on 01295 253211.