Adults with Incapacity, Guardianship and Elder Client Conference

Date: 24th March 2021 - 25th March 2021

Location:
Online, Zoom

CPD Hours: 6hours

Join us in a virtual setting this year in March 2021 for our Adults with incapacity, guardianship and elder client conference.

6 hours verifiable CPD | across three mornings

Join us in a virtual setting this year for our Adults with incapacity, guardianship and elder client conference.

The programme is staggered over the course of three mornings, focussing on the latest updates and practical guidance on: AWI law and practice, guardianships and powers of attorney, and dealing with elderly clients.

Our expert speakers will explore the risks, changes, challenges and opportunities brought about by Covid-19 for AWI law and practice, discuss the key issues in contentious powers of attorneys, and provide you with insight into the main issues that practitioners face when dealing with and advising elderly and vulnerable clients. The agenda will also give you the opportunity to join breakout sessions to accommodate your interests, and to engage with colleagues and speakers to discuss recent developments throughout.

Learning outcomes:

  • The impact of Covid-19 in AWI law and practice, and the challenges of assessing capacity in a virtual setting
  • Key issues around contentious aspects in powers of attorney
  • Guidance on trusts and protecting vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Best practice guidance to avoid complaints
  • Insight into financial abuse of the elderly, client care and care planning to preserve assets
Speakers
Consultant, Blackadders
Partner & Head of Charities, Gillespie Macandrew
Partner, Bannantyne Kirkwood France & Co
Partner, TC Young
Partner, Gilson Gray
Legal Director, Brodies
Best Practice Advisor, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
Partner, Blackadders
Senior Associate, Brodies
Director, Hourglass Scotland & Director of UK Programmes
Solicitor, Blackadders
Partner, Blackadders
Managing Director, Savendale
Underwriting Director, CLS Property Insight
Public Sector Development Manager, Finders International
Day One - AWI Law and Practice Update

Alison Hempsey
Partner, TC Young

Alison Hempsey
Partner, TC Young
  • The impact of Covid-19 on AWI law and practice: risks, changes and opportunities
  • Reforming AWI law: where are we now?
  • Case law update

Lisa Law
Legal Director, Brodies
  • Defining capacity
  • Main issues and challenges in the current situation
  • Best practice tips to avoid common errors
  • Case studies
12:05 - 12:35 - Please choose your session

Alan Eccles
Partner, Bannantyne Kirkwood France & Co

Host

Dr Sara Zanovello
CPD Legal Researcher , Law Society of Scotland

David Lockwood
Public Sector Development Manager, Finders International

Host

Natalia Shibli
CPD Legal Researcher , Law Society of Scotland
Day Two - Guardianships and Powers of Attorney

chair

Laura McDowall
Partner, Blackadders

John Kerrigan
Consultant, Blackadders
  • How can an Attorney be held to account whilst the granter is still alive?
  • How can a former Attorney be held to account after the granter has died?
  • Who can hold a former Attorney to account after the granter has died?
  • Does the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 require to be amended in relation to the accountability of Attorneys?

Laura McDowall
Partner, Blackadders

Rachael Delaney
Solicitor, Blackadders
11:35 - 12:05 - Please choose your session

Susan Williams
Best Practice Advisor, Scottish Legal Complaints Commission

Host

Natalia Shibli
CPD Legal Researcher , Law Society of Scotland

Nick Marshall
Senior Associate, Brodies

host

Dr Sara Zanovello
CPD Legal Researcher , Law Society of Scotland

Ian Burrell
Managing Director, Savendale

Roy Partington
Underwriting Director, CLS Property Insight
Day Three - Dealing with Elderly Clients

chair

Lianne Lodge
Partner & Head of Charities, Gillespie Macandrew

Lesley Carcary
Director, Hourglass Scotland & Director of UK Programmes
  • Elder abuse and financial elder abuse: possible indicators and risk factors, the scale of the problem, and context
  • Overview of the issues commonly reported in relation to financial abuse (particularly in relation to abuse and misuse of PoA and guardianship)
  • The wider support framework for victims of elder abuse
  • Advice in helping to prevent financial abuse

Lianne Lodge
Partner & Head of Charities, Gillespie Macandrew
  • Current rates and allowances
  • What can legitimately be done?
    • Wills
    • Gifting
    • Other options
Testimonials

"Another enjoyable and interesting conference. Excellent speakers with great knowledge and expertise"

October 2019

"Excellent, relevant topics and speakers"

October 2019

"Another successful and enjoyable Law Society Conference. there was a wide variation of speakers which meant there was something for everyone. Highly recommended"

October 2019

"Interesting and informative programme"

October 2019

"A most informative course which makes you review your practice and develop ideas for the year ahead"

October 2019

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£229.00
 
New lawyer:
£194.65
 
Non-member:
£263.35
 
Unemployed member:
£0.00
 

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