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Elderly Client Handbook 6th ed

Edited by: Caroline Bielanska

ISBN13: 9781784461294
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781784460228
Published: October 2019
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £70.00

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People in the UK are living longer than ever before, and older people make up an increasing proportion of the population.

It is estimated that by 2030 one in five of us will be aged 65 or over. The Elderly Client Handbook provides a range of information and guidance to help lawyers find solutions to the various legal and practical issues that arise when acting for older clients, their appointed attorney and deputies.

Reflecting the need of lawyers in this area to maintain an impressive generalist legal knowledge and keen problem-solving skills, this book brings together an array of leading experts to present a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the relevant law and practice.

This new edition has practical advice on the following recent developments:

  • the new SRA Standard and Regulations
  • updated Law Society Practice Notes
  • GDPR implications for clients, deputies and attorneys
  • Office of the Public Guardian Practice Notes including new guidance on gifts
  • NHS changes affecting provision of healthcare to older people
  • review of mental health legislation
  • liberty protection safeguards in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, and
  • all significant new case law
The Elderly Client Handbook will continue to be the essential source of practical advice and guidance for new and experienced practitioners.

Care Standards, Mental Health Law, Wills and Probate
Part A: The legal framework
1. Capacity and best interests decision-making
2. Acting for the older client
3. The older client practice
4. Managing the financial affairs of older people
5. Legal proceedings
6. The older client, society and the law
Part B: Welfare and Medical Treatment
7. Community care policies
8. Care and support services
9. Commissioning care
10. Provision of healthcare
11. Health and welfare decisions
12. Mental health legislation
Part C: Finance and benefits
13. Social security benefits
14. Local authority support
15. Other financial support
16. Financial matters
Part D: Inheritance and death
17. Gifts
18. Testamentary dispositions