Protecting Elderly Clients – Legal Developments
The last six months have seen some major developments in private client practice in respect of the elderly. This includes the Law Commission’s review of the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS), the ongoing problems with delegation of investment management by attorneys, and case-law on the interpretation of clauses in a Lasting Powers of Attorney. In this article for the Solicitors Journal, Ann Stanyer, a specialist in Mental Capacity and Elderly Client work and author of the recently published "Financial Abuse of Older Clients: Law, Practice and Prevention" (Bloomsbury Professional, 2017), reviews these recent legal developments.
To read the article in full please visit Solicitors Journal, where it was first published on 05/07/17, and is reproduced by kind permission.