April 29, 2020 @ 10:23 by Alison Cowie
The fast-growing elderly and vulnerable client team at Sintons has expanded again with the appointment of another specialist.
Sophie Moore has moved from a leading London law firm to join Sintons and is a solicitor advocate, meaning she can represent clients in higher courts.
A specialist in Court of Protection matters, Sophie supports professional deputies to manage compensation awards on behalf of individuals with life-changing injuries. She also works with elderly clients who have lost mental capacity and advises on matters including the availability of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, Local Authority Deferred Payment Agreements, the appointment and removal of trustees and statutory will applications.
The appointment of Sophie is another significant move in the development of Sintons’ specialist elderly and vulnerable client team, which acts for people across the UK and is receiving growing numbers of instructions on a national level.
The team is part of the firm’s award-winning wills, trusts and estates team, which is currently experiencing a surge in demand for its services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sophie said: “I am from the North East so it is great to move back here and join Sintons, who are an ambitious firm with a first-rate reputation and a fantastic private client department. The Court of Protection work at Sintons is an area of strong growth for the firm and I look forward to adding further to that,” said Sophie.
Paul Nickalls, head of the wills, trusts and estates team at Sintons, added: “Our elderly and vulnerable client team is growing very strongly with new instructions coming from across the UK on a regular basis, and Sophie’s arrival is very timely to help us build on our fast-growing reputation even further. She is a very capable lawyer in her specialist field of work and we are very pleased to welcome her to Sintons.
“This is a time of particularly strong growth and development for us, with the current circumstances meaning we are receiving huge demand, but the strength and capability we have here means we can continue to deliver the outstanding legal and personal service for which we are known to every client. We are very pleased Sophie will add to this even further.”