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The extra mile

A practitioner ‘going above and beyond’ can make a pivotal difference to the lives of clients who don’t have family and close friends to call upon, says Sofia Tayton

28 October 2014

I was visiting clients in hospital recently (a husband and wife who had both fallen at home) when a doctor on the ward commented that he had never seen a solicitor who dealt with "this kind of thing" before. As I was there with a care assessor, had brought in clothes for the couple and was updating them on the welfare of their pets, I'm guessing that he was referring to the more hands-on approach that I take with my clients.

Helping people manage their affairs means so much more than just keeping their bank statements in a neat order and topping up pocket money accounts. I have, however, found myself having to sort out a whole lot of practical things again, now that I have tested my organisational skills and use of google.

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