This webinar is discounted to Private Client Section and Property 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 lasting power of attorney (LPA)
  • drafting tips
  • deputyship
  • interesting interactions between property, financial affairs, and health and 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.

Deborah Nicholls-Carr, associate at Withers Worldwide

Deborah is an associate in Withers’ trust and succession disputes team. She provides advice on all types of inheritance, will and trust disputes in both domestic and international estates.

She acts for private clients, charities and high net worth individuals. Deborah is also an active member of Withers’ elder law team and specialises in Court of Protection disputes.

Deborah was recognised by Legal 500 as a named associate for Court of Protection work in 2018 and 2019.

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.