• December 1, 2023
 SFE appoints new board members 

The logo of SFE prior to their rebrand

SFE appoints new board members 

SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) has expanded its board with three new members appointed. Jade Gani, Amy Wallhead, and Gemma Hopper are fully accredited SFE members and will work with an experienced board of directors, including Chair of SFE, Michael Culver. 

Jade Gani joins the board having acted as a Regional Director for SFE since 2021, a role which saw her train and support members, as well as caring and advocating for the most vulnerable people in the community. She is currently in the process of setting up her own firm, Circe Law, and has won several awards for her work.

Jade Gani

Commenting on her new role, Jade says:

“I feel very privileged to be appointed as a Director of SFE and I am eager to get stuck in with all the exciting projects the team are working on for the year ahead.

Advocating for the most vulnerable in our community is extremely important to me, and everyone at SFE, and this appointment will allow me to do this on a much larger scale than ever before. It is a pleasure to work alongside some of the most effective thought leadership in the industry.”

Amy Wallhead

Also amongst the new appointees is Amy Wallhead, Private Client Solicitor at JP Poole & Co LLP. She specialises in advising older and vulnerable clients, covering everything from Wills and Trusts to Estate Planning and Probate.  Amy has also been listed as a Rising Star Lawyer in Legal 500. Speaking on her appointment she says:

“I feel very honoured to have been appointed as board member of SFE. I am passionate about helping people, and I look forward to being a part of an organisation that genuinely cares about supporting vulnerable people at difficult times in their lives and helping them to plan for the future.”

Gemma Hopper completes the newly appointed lineup and joined Nelsons’ Court of Protection team in November 2019. Having qualified as an in-house Government lawyer back in 2016, Gemma often represented the Office of Public Guardian within the Court of Protection in applications relating to LPAs and deputyship appointments.  Gemma was awarded SFE membership last year and now looks forward to working closely with the organisation:

Gemma Hopper

“It’s a huge privilege to be selected for this role, and I am looking forward to working with SFE to empower vulnerable adults across the country.

I am always excited to take on new opportunities and hope my experiences and knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, and Court of Protection will help assist our members and to use my role to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding our most vulnerable clients.”

Commenting on the new appointments, SFE Chair, Michael Culver said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jade, Amy, and Gemma to the board, and the organisation will benefit hugely from their experience, knowledge, and passion. As individuals, they’ve shown a significant commitment to supporting older and vulnerable people and they’ll continue to do this in their new roles alongside supporting the organisation as we drive the business forward.”

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