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A legal expert on financial abuse of older people has become a Trustee of Age UK Sheffield.
Mary Butler is the Senior Partner at the city’s Bell & Buxton Solicitors and will bring her knowledge on older people’s legal matters to the charity’s Board. Mary was a double winner (in 2006 and 2009) of the Yorkshire Lawyer Private Client Award and was also winner of the ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists) Contentious Solicitor of the Year Award in 2016.
As well as being an ACTAPS member, she is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Solicitors for the Elderly, and Action on Elder Abuse. She has also regularly appeared on television and radio, providing expert commentary on issues such as wills disputes and care home fees.
Mary said: “I am delighted to be able to offer my services to such a good local cause and I hope to be a useful member of the team”.
Age UK Sheffield Chair, David Campbell, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mary as a Trustee. She brings extensive knowledge of many of the issues older people are facing in Sheffield and further strengthens our Board.”