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Expert Derby solicitor accredited by specialist group of lawyers

Specialist wills and probate solicitor Davina Charlton has become a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) – a specialist group of lawyers that supports older and vulnerable people.

Davina, who qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and joined Derby-based law firm Nelsons in 2018, is one of just seven fully accredited members in the city. Accredited solicitors have been judged to have a wealth of experience and training that helps put older and vulnerable people at ease when dealing with complex, life-changing issues.

Davina, who has specialised in wills and probate law since 2014, said:

“Gaining this accreditation and becoming a member of Solicitors for the Elderly has always been something I’ve strived for since qualifying as a solicitor three years ago.

“Ensuring that the voice of the elder generation is heard is something that’s very important to me. Helping to take some pressure off someone’s shoulders at what can sometimes be very difficult times in their lives gives me great satisfaction as I know I am helping to put their minds at rest.”

In order to achieve the accreditation, Davina had to spend at least 50 per cent of her time in the past three years working with older and vulnerable clients. She also had to pass two exams – one in older client care and the other in older client law.

She said:

“It’s a unique area of law, and this accreditation further cements the fact that at Nelsons we have all the resources and training required to ensure everything is done in our clients’ best interests. I’m delighted to have secured this, showing my commitment to providing independent, confidential advice that is communicated in easy, understandable language.”

For more information on Nelsons’ wills and probate services, please visit To find out more about Solicitors for the Elderly, please visit 

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