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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Elderly Client Handbook 5th ed isbn 9781784460228

Elderly Client Handbook 4th ed

Edited by: Caroline Bielanska, Martin Terrell, Gordon R. Ashton

ISBN13: 9781853285349
New Edition ISBN: 9781784460228
Previous Edition ISBN: 1853288721
Published: November 2010
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Advising elderly clients requires an up-to-date knowledge of many varied areas of law and practice. The Elderly Client Handbook provides an accessible, single-volume guide to all the relevant law, including practical advice on running and marketing an elderly client practice.

This fourth edition has been comprehensively updated by a team of contributors drawn from the membership of Solicitors for the Elderly and experts in the fields of mental capacity, mental health and employment law. It takes account of the impact of significant changes made by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Capacity Act 2007 on health and welfare decisions.

The book also includes analysis of the:-

  • Legal Services Act 2007
  • Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007
  • Pensions Act 2007
  • Welfare Reform Act 2007
  • Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007
  • Health and Social Care Act 2008
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2008
  • Pensions Act 2008
  • Autism Act 2009
  • Health Act 2009
  • Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Personal Care at Home Act 2010.

Mental Health Law, Wills and Probate
Part A – The Legal Framework
1. Capacity
2. Acting for the elderly client
3. The elderly client practice
4. Managing the affairs of the elderly
5. Legal proceedings
6. The elderly client, society and the law

Part B – Welfare and Medical Treatment
7. Community care policies
8. Services in the community
9. Care homes
10. Provision of health care
11. Medical treatment
12. Mental health legislation

Part C – Financial Affairs and Benefits
13. Social security benefits
14. Local authority support
15. Other financial support
16. Employment
17. Financial matters
18. Housing

Part D – Inheritance and Death
19. Gifts
20. Testamentary dispositions and trusts
21. Death