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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Elderly Clients: A Precedent Manual 5th ed isbn 9781784730925

Elderly Clients: A Precedent Manual 4th ed

Edited by: Denzil Lush, Caroline Bielanska

ISBN13: 9781846615207
New Edition ISBN: 9781784730925
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781846611735
Published: July 2013
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & CD-ROM
Price: Out of print

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:-

  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 – which introduced the new lasting powers of attorney, deputyship (replacing receivership), new law and practice on statutory wills and the statutory basis for a ‘living will’, as well as the general impact on mental capacity issues;
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008 – covering changes to care homes;
  • Case-law changes – affecting areas such as wills and sharing residential property.
The book includes a CD-ROM containing all of the precedents, enabling you to quickly tailor each to suit your particular needs.

Mental Health Law, Wills and Probate
Elderly People
Who is the Client?
Sharing Residential Accommodation
Care Home Contracts
Social Security Agents and Appointees
Ordinary Powers of Attorney
Enduring Powers of Attorney
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Living Wills
Funeral Planning
Statutory Wills
Equity Release
Carer and Care Worker Services