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Elderly People and the Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781846617225
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781845920616
Published: February 2014
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £72.99

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Dealing with the rights, duties and needs of older people raises special challenges for those who advise and assist the elderly. A proper understanding of the problems they face and their particular needs is essential.

Elderly People and the Law written by two leading lawyers who have championed the rights of elderly people throughout their careers, provide expert guidance on the whole range of legal issues relating to older people including:-

  • Mental capacity
  • Legal rights and duties
  • Family and carers
  • Housing
  • Residential care
  • Community care
  • Health care
  • Challenging the Authorities
  • Financial affairs

Mental Health Law, Wills and Probate
Part One: Background and Sources
Children and the Law: A Demographic and Historical Sketch
Fundamental Principles: The Children Act 1989, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Human Rights
Part Two: Parents
Parentage and Legal Parenthood
Parental Responsibility
Adoption and Special Guardianship
Part Three: Parents’ and Children’s Interests: Issues and Disputes
The Scope of Parental Responsibility and Children’s Rights
Court Decision-Making in Children’s Cases
Children and Medical Decisions
Child Support
Part Four: State Intervention in Family Life
Local Authority Support
Investigation and Short-Term Protection
Care and Supervision
Part Five: Children and Society
Children in Court
Children and the Criminal Law
Children and the Civil Law
Children and Education