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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

Income Related Benefits

In this article Alan Robinson focuses on the income related benefits of crucial importance to the elderly client: income support, housing benefit and council tax benefit.

Ability to Leave?

In the first of a series of articles Camilla Parker, Solicitor and freelance consultant, examines the area of capacity, admission to hospital and treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983.

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.

When Death is Not the Last Word

In the first of a series of articles Sarah Lacey, a Chancery Barrister at 3 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn, practising in all areas of trusts, probate and tax, examines the tax consequences of post death rearrangements, and in particular Deeds of Variation.

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

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.

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