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When Care Arrangements Breakdown

Simon Ennals a Solicitor with Nottingham firm Barrie Ward and Julian Griffiths discusses the recent judgement in Ellis v Chief Adjudication Officer It is a very interesting case involving the problems that can arise when transferring property to the next generation.

Welfare Benefits and Residential Care

This article looks at the benefit provisions for those in residential or nursing care who are unable to afford such care for themselves. It should be emphasised that an article can do no more than outline the provisions, and individual cases will probably require detailed advice.

Court of Protection Case Report

Denzil Lush, the Master of the Court of Protection, examines a recent case involving the appointment of a receiver. He outlines the criteria available to be used in determining a decision and explains why, in this case, he decided to appoint an accountant to act as receiver rather than a relative.

Bad Investment Advice: The Options for Elderly Victims

Andrew Pickin, Partner and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner at Shoosmiths and Harrison, examines what can be done when elderly clients are the victims of poor advice. Andrew is currently bringing complaints to the PIA Ombudsman on behalf of 200 elderly investors who suffered losses of more than £5m as a consequence of the collapse of a financial services business known as Steeds Financial Services, based in Stamford, Lincs.

Paying for Nursing and Residential Care: A Unique Survey

Derek Wright, Assistant Director at Kleinworth Benson Private Bank, provides ECA readers with results and analysis from an exclusive independent survey conducted during the past year. The survey involved questioning hundreds of individuals who acted as affairs managers for a relative or friend in residential or nursing care.

Elderly Clients: A Personal View

On the eve of her transfer from private practice to local authority law, Anne Edis takes the opportunity to reflect on a wide variety of issues relating to elderly clients. It is a personal reflection on a number of years dealing with the elderly and the problems they face.