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Jaqueline Emmerson Newcastle Solitor
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Emmersons Solicitors Puts North East
Lawyers On The Map.

 

Emmersons shortlisted for The Law Society Excellence Awards 2015

The Law Society runs annual Excellence Awards and this year the awards ceremony is to be held at The Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London. I am very excited because Emmersons Solicitors Private Client Department has been shortlisted to receive an award. This is in respect of work that we carry out dealing with Wills, Probate, Lasting Power of Attorney, Court of Protection, Elderly Client issues and Contested Estates. We are only one of two firms in the North East to be shortlisted for any of the categories. The person who put forward her application from the other North East firm used to work for us and we still often work together. On the day we were shortlisted we were actually in a joint training session for both firms and their trainees!


So here we are, trailblazing on behalf of the North East.


The award looks at quality of service for clients and why we are different. I was able to highlight the fact that our team takes the protection of our Elderly Clients very seriously. We undertake due diligence tests to ensure that clients know what they are doing, that they understand the consequences of what they have asked us to do for them, that they are not being pressurised by well-meaning relatives into making their decisions and that the end result will actually work for the client. It has been hard work for one of our solicitors to pass her Elderly Client exams, in addition to running her caseload. There has also been staff training to become a Dementia Friend.


There is so little training now available for this area of law. Younger lawyers are rarely taught this at university and yet it can be very complicated work. We actually enjoy our training sessions and enjoy preparing for them.


When you need us, we are here to help:
Solicitors - Newcastle:   0191 284 6989
Solicitors - Sunderland: 0191 567 6667


Author: Jacqueline Emmerson

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