Justine Clowes, Partner at leading North West law firm, SAS Daniels, has been appointed to the role of Chair at Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and will sit on the organisation’s Board of Directors.
Elected to the voluntary position by the SFE directors, Justine will work in partnership with SFE’s CEO, Lakshmi Turner, to lead on the organisation’s strategy and ensure its members are well-equipped to provide advice to older and vulnerable people.
Demonstrating her commitment to the community and local elderly care, Justine became involved with SFE as a regional coordinator and set up the Cheshire and Staffordshire regional group in 2005. She became a director in 2010 and has been SFE’s Vice Chair for the past two years.
SFE is an independent, national organisation consisting of lawyers, barristers, solicitors and executives, which provide specialist legal advice for older people as well as their families and carers.
As Head of the Private Client team at SAS Daniels, Justine specialises in providing legal advice on all aspects of care funding and has a strong interest in elderly client law. Outside of the firm, she is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and Private Client Selection, and is a Trustee at Age UK Cheshire East.
Commenting on her appointment, Justine said: “I am honoured to have been elected by the committee to the position of chair of SFE.
“As the organisation plays a valuable role advising on key issues affecting older people and their carers, I am looking forward to working with the Board to deliver our strategy and vision for the organisation as well as raising SFE’s profile.”
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