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Satisfying the Elderly Client and Their Family

An examination of the role of the Law Society and the Solicitors Complaints Bureau in Assisting the Profession and the Public

1 January 1996

An examination of the role of the Law Society and the Solicitors Complaints Bureau in Assisting the Profession and the Public.

1. What is Involved?

There have been many developments in recent years in the types of specialist advice and help which solicitors can give to the elderly client during his lifetime and, after his death, to his family.

These are dealt with more fully in other articles in this and future issues of Elderly Client Adviser (ECA). To name but a few, these include advice, both on "traditional" subjects such as inter vivos tax planning, Court of Protection work, drafting of wills and trusts, general financial advice and conveyancing and on "new" subjects such as Enduring Powers of Attorney, "Living Wills" (Advance Directives), Retirement Home/Safe Home Income Plans and specialist pension and annuity advice.

The purpose of this article is to show how the Law Society in its various guises, and also the Soli...

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