Solicitor accepted as member of national society

1st April 2014

Annabel Kay, Associate at Higgs & Sons Solicitors, has been accepted as a member of the national association 'Solicitors for the Elderly' (SFE), receiving full professional member status of the SFE.

Higgs & Sons has the largest private client department in the West Midlands, and Annabel is part of the dedicated care and capacity team alongside fellow SFE member Philip Martin-Summers, who sits on the Birmingham regional committee.

As a specialist Court of Protection Solicitor, and now a member of the SFE, Annabel deals specifically with matters where mental capacity is questioned. This often involves making applications for deputyship orders to the Court of Protection as well as supporting families through the legalities of powers of attorney, long-term social and health care, wills and other retirement issues.

Nick Moxon, Senior Partner at Higgs & Sons and head of its private client team said: "This is a growing area of expertise for Higgs and Annabel's membership shows our commitment to this expanding area of law.

"As part of widening the awareness of capacity issues, Annabel offers training to a variety of medical professions, in order to assist them in completing mental capacity assessments for patients and other legal matters such as will making and granting power of attorney.

"At Higgs, we understand that busy medical professionals do not always have the time to study the relevant law. Annabel's training sessions are therefore an invaluable tool in making them feel more confident when dealing with capacity issues."

The 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.

Higgs & Sons works from two offices in the Black Country - Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill and Kingswinford. The firm employs more than 200 people, which includes over 100 specialist lawyers.

For specialist advice on any issue relating to the Court of Protection, please contact Annabel on 0845 111 5050 or email


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