Local Solicitor Accepted as Member of ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’

By Anita Jaynes on October 10, 2014

Wiltshire based law firm Goughs Solicitors has announced that Emma Taylor TEP, Partner in the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department, has been accepted as a member of the national association ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’ (SFE).

Emma joined Goughs as a member of the Wills, Trusts & Probate Team in 2008 and is a full member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She has extensive expertise in a range of areas and specialises in all later life planning issues including Will drafting, estate administration, lasting powers of attorney and deputyship applications.

SFE is an association of lawyers who specialise in legal services for older people and their carers. Members of SFE have a wealth of experience within this key legal area and they are required to have spent a substantial amount of time working for elderly clients. The aim of this national association is to improve the knowledge and service provided on legal issues including tax planning, Wills, lasting powers of attorney, long-term social and health care and other retirement issues. SFE operates at a national level but has regional groups. The closest are currently Bristol and Bath or Gloucestershire but Emma is now looking to establish a group specifically for Wiltshire.

Emma Taylor TEP said: “I have been working with elderly people and specialising in later life legal services for several years so I am really pleased to have been accepted as a full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly. At Goughs we pride ourselves on offering a personal approach to each client, taking the time to understand their individual situation and helping guide them through legal issues.”

Goughs has a team of lawyers who specialise in legal issues for older people. Emma’s membership of SFE will provide clients with the assurance that Goughs has extensive knowledge and expertise in this area. Emma is based in Devizes but Goughs provides a full range of legal services for the elderly from any of their six offices in Wiltshire.