Benefits of membership

Unique benefits for SFE Full Accredited Members only

  • Business referrals - Full Accredited Members are eligible to receive referrals from SFE and a number of external sources
  • Extensive profile on SFE website which can be viewed by the public
  • Exclusive use of the SFE accredited logo

Benefits for all SFE members

Topical news and marketplace updates

  • Informative, monthly newsletter covering latest developments in areas of the law affecting members, round up of news in the wider older client market place, information about SFE events and developments affecting members, marketing knowhow  - carries approximately 10 unstructured CPD per year
  • News on current developments in the Court of Protection, Office of the Public Guardian, Health and Community Care updates
  • Frequently updated, topical website with invaluable resources for all members
  • E-shots for up to the minute briefings and important information

Training

  • Recognised accredited qualifications to set SFE members apart from their competitors
  • Certificates for attaining the SFE accredited awards
  • Annual National Conference covering relevant issues (carries 6 CPD points)
  • Low price webinars on a broad range of topics
  • Automatic regional group membership: local events, training and excellent networking opportunities
  • Diary of SFE events regionally, nationally and online

Best Practice

  • Book of Knowledge - a growing volume filled with practical help and guidance including: letters and precedents, checklists, how to complete complex forms

Members

  • Access to SFE members’ database with contact details

Recruitment

  • Free advertising on SFE website to recruit staff

Marketing

  • Free factsheets (for use with your clients)
  • Purchase SFE publications such as leaflets

Resources

  • Contact details for industry experts on the website
  • Links to relevant websites
  • Knowledgebase - contains cases and updates in older client law

Any questions?

  • SFE Forum - a lively debating area where members can pose questions and make comments and feel part of a community of like-minded professionals

Discounts

  • Discount on external training
  • Discounts on legal publications for example Jordans publishing

Other Benefits

Working with charities and voluntary organisations to gain recognition of SFE and to facilitate business referrals to SFE Full Accredited Members

  • Close working relationship with SOLLA, generating the possibility of referrals both ways
  • Raising SFE profile through PR, press, radio and TV contributions and appearances, contributing to relevant journals, speaking at conferences and other media related activities
  • Representing SFE at a number of fora to improve working practices, such as at the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian
  • Responding to consultations in areas that affect policy and legislation
  • Contribution of expert opinion to legal books such as The Elderly Client Handbook (The Law Society) and Elderly Clients - A Precedent Manual (Jordans)
Regional Group Membership

Regional groups provide a vital role within the organisation, which include:
  • Running training courses locally, qualifying for CPD
  • Networking at local level with other lawyers, health and social care professionals, charities and senior citizens fora
  • Raising SFE profile, through local press releases and other media activities
  • Encouraging membership, joint problem solving and developing expertise on a regional basis