The SFE membership process
Everything you need to know about becoming an SFE member
Make sure you're eligible
Only the following individuals are eligible to apply to join SFE
- Fully qualified solicitors holding a valid and current practising certificate and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Law Society of Scotland (LSS)
- Fully qualified barristers holding a valid and current practising certificate and regulated by the Bar Council
- Fellows of CILEx holding a valid and current practising certificate and regulated by CILEx
Fill out our online membership form
Our interactive online form will guide you through the information we need to process your application
Pay the one off joining fee
All applicants must pay the joining fee of £135
Take the OCCP award
Once you have paid the joining fee you’ll receive and email from our partner, Just Assess, with details of how to take the Older Client Care in Practice Award. Just Assess will let us know when you’ve passed.
You must complete this within 8 weeks of joining.
Pay your first year's membership subscription fee
Pay online or we’ll send you an invoice.
You are now an Associate Member
Once you pass the OCCP and pay your subscription you will become an associate member of SFE
Next step - becoming a Full Accredited Member
To receive the full benefits of your SFE membership you should become a Full Accredited Member.
Take the Older Client Law in Practice Award (OCLP)
You choose when you want to take the award (ideally within your first year of membership) and Just Assess will contact you by email with a link to the exam.
Confirm your eligibility
To become a Full Accredited Member you’ll also need to confirm that you have been qualified for at least 3 years and that at least 50% of your time in the last 3 years has been spent on older client law
You're now a Fully Accredited Member
Congratulations, you can take advantage of all of the benefits that SFE has to offer!