Elderly Client

Recent Features and Opinion

Caroline Bielanska

Out of harm’s way


Caroline Bielanska reviews the safeguarding responsibilities of solicitors, and how to navigate related client and legal duties when looking to prevent the risk of harm to any vulnerable person they might encounter


Close encounters

2023-05-25T13:42:00+01:00By ,

Bethan Byrne and Sheena Cassidy Hope look at how you can support vulnerable clients in getting married


Support workers


The ageing UK population is increasingly likely to be vulnerable. David Mulholland discusses why legal and financial advisers should work together to offer accessible services


Severing a joint tenancy without notice


Roman Kubiak discusses the recent decision of Dunbabin v. Dunbabin [2022] EWHC 241(Ch), in which the court found that a joint tenancy had been severed despite the absence of a notice.


Friendly reminder

2022-02-18T16:25:00+00:00By ,

Molly Hunter and Melissa Lesson examine the role of litigation friends in cases where a client has capacity issues, including fluctuating capacity


Versus predator

2022-02-18T16:06:00+00:00By ,

The risk of vulnerable parties entering into a predatory marriage is gaining increasing attention, both in the press and in the legal profession. Bethan Byrne and Sheena Cassidy Hope explore how new protections can be achieved through changes in the law

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Back to Basics: Health and welfare LPAs vs advance decisions


Paula Shea looks at advance care planning, the various options and how to prepare clients for life-threatening or life-sustaining situations.

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At capacity

2022-02-18T12:54:00+00:00By ,

Holly Miéville-Hawkins and Holly Chantler review some key welfare cases from 2021, and the implications they have for financial deputies and attorneys

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