|Location:||Canterbury and Chatham office|
Elderly or Vulnerable client and general Private Client work, including:- Wills and Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney, registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney, Estate Planning and Court of Protection work.
Val has over 20 years experience as a Private Client lawyer and has particular expertise in the field of elderly client work. She commenced her career with a large firm of solicitors in London, where she trained and qualified, in 1994, as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She became a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in 1996, which is a leading worldwide professional body for the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.
In 1998, Val joined Furley Page in our Whitstable office and she is now based in our Canterbury office although spends one day a week at our Chatham office. She regularly visits clients in their own home or in hospital when required.
Val is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly which is a national organisation of lawyers who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.
Val is a member of our Elderly and Vulnerable Team which specialise in offering advice to those entering into a care home or receiving domiciliary care in their own home, the funding of care and eligibility to NHS Continuing Care. She also prepares Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, deals with Deputyship applications and Court of Protection matters and also with the administration of estates. She can advise on the preservation of assets in the event of long term residential care.
Our Care Sector Team, of which Val is a member, provides advice to those receiving care as well as to care home owners and their staff. The Team gives talks or seminars to care home residents, charities or local groups.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Member of Solicitors for the Elderly