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Elderly Clients: A Precedent Manual Fifth edition (with CD-ROM)

Provides a wealth of precedents to assist the private client adviser tackle the whole range of issues affecting the elder client.
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781784730925

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Why you should buy Elderly Clients: A Precedent Manual

Elderly Clients: A Precedent Manual provides a wealth of precedents to assist the private client adviser tackle the whole range of issues affecting the elder client.

These include the difficult and ever-changing problems of planning for a client's possible incapacity in later life, care contracts, funeral planning, wills and equity release schemes.

In addition to the precedents, the legal framework underpinning each area is set out in clear terms and is accompanied by useful checklists to assist the adviser in such matters as registering a lasting power of attorney and establishing whether the client has authority to make a will or gift.

Published in conjunction with Solicitors for the Elderly, each chapter of this new edition has been thoroughly revised to take account of all major developments including:

* Deputyship - changes to system for deputy supervision
* Capacity - ongoing case-law under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
* Lasting Powers of Attorney - new prescribed forms for 2015
* Gifts - impact of the Care Act 2014 and Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 anti-avoidance provisions
* Carers and Care Homes - the impact of the Care Act 2014, the Care and Support

Statutory Guidance and the Care Quality Commission regulatory changes


The first edition of this book was published more or less simultaneously with my appointment as Master of the Court of Protection on 24 April 1996, and I look back with amazement at what has happened during the intervening 20 years.

When I was an assistant solicitor in private practice I used to get teased by the partners for doing Court of Protection work, because they thought the subject matter was more appropriate for articled clerks or managing clerks. Even when I was appointed as Master, the court was still a relatively quiet backwater, though it was becoming increasingly busy in the area of traumatic brain injury, where I had to approve and make arrangements for the future management of damages awards. Read the full preface...


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Table of contents

  • Preface
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Statutory Instruments
  • Table of Abbreviations
  • Elderly People
  • Who is the Client?
  • Capacity
  • Sharing Residential Accommodation
  • Gifts
  • Care Home Contracts
  • Social Security Agents and Appointees
  • Ordinary Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyship
  • Advance Decisions
  • Funeral Planning
  • Wills
  • Statutory Wills
  • Equity Release
  • Carer and Care Worker Services
  • Index
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