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Access to Justice for Older People

Judge Gordon Ashton examines how the law should better cater for the needs of elderly and disabled people. The author is a District Judge and a member of the Law Society''s Mental Health and Disability subcommittee. He has written several books on the subject of older and mentally disabled people at law

Case Reports

Julia Abrey, a partner with Withers, begins a regular series, keeping you up to date with the latest case law of concern of those who advise older clients.

Enduring Powers of Attorney : Some Common Queries

The area of Enduring Powers of Attorney is not as simple as it may at first appear. In this article Heather Redman, a senior solicitor specialising in wills and tax planning, probate and attorneyship, looks at common problems from the clients perspective.

Funding Options For Long Term Care

Following the Governments long awaited announcement of the establishment of a Royal Commission to examine long term care, Harriet Clarke and Gillian Parker, of the Nuffield Community Care Studies Unit at the University of Leicester, report and analyse the results of their recent survey into funding options for the care of older people.

Capacity

Denzil Lush, Master of the Court of Protection, summarises a recent Canadian decision on the mental capacity required to separate, divorce, and instruct a solicitor.

Getting the Advice Right

The need to plan for old age means that people are increasingly looking to professionals for guidance. In this article, Philip Spiers demonstrates the importance of giving the right advice, by reference to several Cast Studies where the initial advice given was not appropriate

Benefits for Disability

Alan Robinson continues his series of articles examining the welfare benefits system by focusing on the basics of two key benefits; Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance.

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