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Val Prosser

Val Prosser

Senior Associate

Val Prosser

Senior Associate

Val Prosser
Locations Canterbury, Whitstable
Tel01227 763939
01227 274241
Email vjp@furleypage.co.uk
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  • Elderly and vulnerable client specialist
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Advising Court appointed deputies and attorneys
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments and appeals
  • Care fee funding
  • Welfare benefits and appeals
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Wills and protection of assets
  • Advice and support to the elderly and vulnerable

Val Prosser passed with Distinction the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients which highlights her expertise in this area of work.

Val is a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly which is a qualification demonstrating the specialist care skills needed to advise and support elderly and vulnerable clients.

Val has over 26 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 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, a leading worldwide professional body for the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.

In 1997 Val joined Furley Page at our Whitstable office but is now based in Canterbury and spends one day a week at our Chatham office.  She regularly visits clients in their own home or in hospital or care homes when required.

Val is a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, 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 Vulnerable Client 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 deals with Deputyship applications and all Court of Protection matters. She has a caring manner and is sensitive to the concerns and anxieties of the elderly and vulnerable.  She is able to offer support and advice to them, their carers, their families, to attorneys and to Court appointed deputies.

Val has specialist knowledge to advise on NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments and has had several successful cases following her attending appeals before the NHS panel.  The Care Act 2014 has had an impact on the care and support for the elderly and vulnerable and Val is able to explain the expected process and policies required as a result of this legislation.  She can also advise on the preservation of assets in the event of long term residential care.

Val  gives regular talks and seminars to various organisations including to care home residents and their families, charities and otheror local groups.

Val passed with Distinction the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients which highlights her expertise in this area of work.

Contact the Elderly

Val Prosser has also been a volunteer for the charity Contact the Elderly for several years and was instrumental in setting up a local group for the Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury area.  She continues to be a volunteer co-ordinator, driver and meets with the elderly guests on a monthly basis which is enjoyed by all attending.  Val finds this particularly rewarding to see the elderly guests enjoying the afternoon tea parties and forming new friendships.

 

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

  • Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly

  • Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

  • Co-ordinator for Contact the Elderly

Fast and efficient service....

Fast and efficient service. Client of Val Prosser – Care Funding Advice, Mr M

Efficiency combined with a personal, professional and friendly...

Efficiency combined with a personal, professional and friendly approach in acting for me at all times. Client of Val Prosser, Mrs W

I was treated extremely courteously by all staff...

I was treated extremely courteously by all staff I dealt with. The consultation with Mrs Prosser felt unhurried and thorough. I informed my mother's nursing home in case other carers need help with NHSCC. Mrs W, client of Val Prosser

On arrival we were immediately made to feel...

On arrival we were immediately made to feel at ease and happy to accept your advice and expertise which was extremely helpful. We would recommend you to others, incidentally, you were recommended to us. Clients of Val Prosser, Mr & Mrs M

Courteous, kind and sympathetic way of dealing with...

Courteous, kind and sympathetic way of dealing with a delicate situation. The explanation of all legal jargon being clearly understood before signing. Mrs W, Client of Val Prosser

As I am elderly I have difficulty walking...

As I am elderly I have difficulty walking any distance, I very much appreciated Mrs Prosser visiting me at my home. Thank you.   Client of Val Prosser - Mrs L

Areas of Specialism

  • Elderly and vulnerable client specialist
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Advising Court appointed deputies and attorneys
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments and appeals
  • Care fee funding
  • Welfare benefits and appeals
  • The Care Act 2014
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Wills and protection of assets
  • Advice and support to the elderly and vulnerable

Val Prosser passed with Distinction the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients which highlights her expertise in this area of work.

Val is a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly which is a qualification demonstrating the specialist care skills needed to advise and support elderly and vulnerable clients.

Career

Val has over 26 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 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, a leading worldwide professional body for the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.

In 1997 Val joined Furley Page at our Whitstable office but is now based in Canterbury and spends one day a week at our Chatham office.  She regularly visits clients in their own home or in hospital or care homes when required.

Val is a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, 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 Vulnerable Client 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 deals with Deputyship applications and all Court of Protection matters. She has a caring manner and is sensitive to the concerns and anxieties of the elderly and vulnerable.  She is able to offer support and advice to them, their carers, their families, to attorneys and to Court appointed deputies.

Val has specialist knowledge to advise on NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments and has had several successful cases following her attending appeals before the NHS panel.  The Care Act 2014 has had an impact on the care and support for the elderly and vulnerable and Val is able to explain the expected process and policies required as a result of this legislation.  She can also advise on the preservation of assets in the event of long term residential care.

Val  gives regular talks and seminars to various organisations including to care home residents and their families, charities and otheror local groups.

Val passed with Distinction the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients which highlights her expertise in this area of work.

Contact the Elderly

Val Prosser has also been a volunteer for the charity Contact the Elderly for several years and was instrumental in setting up a local group for the Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury area.  She continues to be a volunteer co-ordinator, driver and meets with the elderly guests on a monthly basis which is enjoyed by all attending.  Val finds this particularly rewarding to see the elderly guests enjoying the afternoon tea parties and forming new friendships.

 

Memberships

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly

Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Co-ordinator for Contact the Elderly

Testimonials

Fast and efficient service....

Fast and efficient service. Client of Val Prosser – Care Funding Advice, Mr M

Efficiency combined with a personal, professional and friendly...

Efficiency combined with a personal, professional and friendly approach in acting for me at all times. Client of Val Prosser, Mrs W

I was treated extremely courteously by all staff...

I was treated extremely courteously by all staff I dealt with. The consultation with Mrs Prosser felt unhurried and thorough. I informed my mother's nursing home in case other carers need help with NHSCC. Mrs W, client of Val Prosser

On arrival we were immediately made to feel...

On arrival we were immediately made to feel at ease and happy to accept your advice and expertise which was extremely helpful. We would recommend you to others, incidentally, you were recommended to us. Clients of Val Prosser, Mr & Mrs M

Courteous, kind and sympathetic way of dealing with...

Courteous, kind and sympathetic way of dealing with a delicate situation. The explanation of all legal jargon being clearly understood before signing. Mrs W, Client of Val Prosser

As I am elderly I have difficulty walking...

As I am elderly I have difficulty walking any distance, I very much appreciated Mrs Prosser visiting me at my home. Thank you.   Client of Val Prosser - Mrs L

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