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14 February 2017By

Penny Garner spoke at the 2016 Elderly Client Care Conference about the work of the Contented Dementia Trust in managing the well-being of people with dementia. She discusses how solicitors can get involved, and responds to some of the criticisms of the Trust’s methods

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Come togetherSubscription

14 February 2017By

The 2016 Elderly Client Care Conference brought together lawyers, health and social care experts, academics and charities to deliver practical advice on the unique challenges of elderly client law. Sarah Murphy reports back from the day

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Dignity in deathSubscription

15 November 2016By

Digital autopsies, where the deceased is scanned using a CT scanner, areless invasive than traditional post-mortems, and can provide a cause of death in over 70 per cent of cases. Claire Walker explains

Patricia Wass

On the moveSubscription

23 September 2016By

Practitioners acting as a professional attorney or deputy, especially where there are no family members, will sometimes be faced with the responsibility of placing an elderly person into care. Patricia Wass highlights the practical considerations to take into account

Private Client Section annual conference 2016: WorkshopsSubscription

20 September 2016

At the Private Client Section annual conference 2016, delegates could choose from six workshops, covering the Inheritance Act; asset protection and the pitfalls of co-ownership; digital assets; pensions; elderly client issues; and succession planning for business clients

Richard Roberts

Close to homeSubscription

14 July 2016By

The financial abuse of the elderly is on the rise, and the perpetrator is frequently a family member. Richard Roberts details the warning signs practitioners should  look out for, and the steps they can take where such abuse is exposed

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Giving you the benefitsSubscription

19 May 2016By ,

There are many welfare benefits available to elderly clients who satisfy the appropriate criteria, but this is a complex and rapidly changing area of the law. Nicola August and Val Prosser provide a guide to the major benefits, and how you can challenge a decision

Patrick Connolly

Reduced circumstancesSubscription

19 May 2016By

The case for pensions has become more compelling over recent years, with increased flexibility and lower tax charges. However, a number of recent changes have reduced how much higher earners in particular can benefit. Patrick Connolly explains

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