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Webinar: Lasting powers of attorney (12 April)

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This webinar is discounted to Private Client Section members

This webinar will look at recent developments and points in practice for deputies and attorneys.

Practitioners will be provided with an overview of the legal issues and points of interest that will have relevance to their day-to-day practice.

The session will cover the following:

  • types of LPA
  • drafting tips
  • deputyship
  • interesting interactions between Property and Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare
  • deputyships vs LPAs
  • safeguards
  • gift making
  • gratuitous care payments
  • key themes from the Court of Protection

Participants will be able to gain a greater practical understanding of developments concerning the role of deputies and attorneys and what is expected.


Julia Abrey, partner at Withers Worldwide

Julia is a partner in the private client and tax team, focusing on elder law. She has a particular interest in international and cross border mental capacity issues. She was past chair of STEP’s multi jurisdictional Mental Capacity special interest group and a regular lecturer on elder law topics.

Julia is a consultant editor of and contributor to Tolley’s Finance and Law for the Older Client and a contributor to several books including the Law Society’s Elderly Client Handbook. She is also one of the two UK members of the US National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Inc. and a past Chair of Solicitors for the Elderly.

A top rated Court of Protection practitioner in Legal 500 and Chambers 2018, Julia was the STEP Trusted Advisor of the Year 2015/16. The Withers elder law team was a finalist for the STEP Vulnerable Client Advisory Team of the Year 2016/17 and she is rated as ‘incredibly capable’ in Legal 500 2017.

Natasha Stourton, associate at Withers Worldwide

Natasha is an associate in the trust and succession disputes team. She acts for private individuals, charities, and other domestic and international institutions in a variety of trust and succession disputes.

Natasha advises on all aspects of the validity of wills, including claims of undue influence and disputed capacity, and has a particular interest in actions brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

She also advises in relation to proceedings before the Court of Protection, including acting for applicants and respondents in applications for statutory wills, lifetime gifts, contested registration, and Powers of Attorney, and has experience of professional negligence cases in the context of estate planning and trust administration.

SRA continuing competence codes

A2 Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practise effectively
A4 Draw on a sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of your field(s) of work and role

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