FEB 01] LODDERS SOLICITORS NEWS
Help For Elderly Increased At Law Firm
solicitors Lodders have expanded their specialist community care
team to give extra help and advice to the elderly and
Wain, who previously worked for Lodders as legal assistant to
the company, is to take on a key community liaison post.
will keep in touch with elderly people in their own homes,
hospitals and residential care or nursing homes.
(pictured, bottom left) joins a specialist community care team
which already includes two legal specialists in matters
affecting elderly people - Lucy Handley from Lodders'
Stratford-upon-Avon office and Fay Venables from Lodders'
Henley-in-Arden offices, as well as Wendy Smith, also based in
the Stratford office, who specialises in financial matters.
appointment enables us to keep in close contact with many of
our elderly clients, particularly those who have no relatives
to speak up for them, without incurring the expenses of legal
can give them a voice, help to sort out issues locally and can
identify when matters need to be raised with either the legal
or financial specialists."
a practice we provide help and advice on a full range of
topics which elderly people and their families have to address
- including the often distressing issues of discharge from
hospital procedures and Court of Protection matters.
addition, Wendy's specialist training enables us to provide a
further dimension to our work with vital advice in care
funding, and other relevant issues."
Handley is a member of the national committee for Solicitors for
the Elderly (SFE), and together with Fay Venables set up and
coordinates the local SFE group.
is committed to providing and promoting a comprehensive range of
high quality legal services for older people and their families
and promoting best practice amongst solicitors.