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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.

Court of Protection: Case Reports

Enduring power of attorney ''Capacity Solicitor receiving instructions from a third party''. Seeing the client alone ''Need for contemporaneous medical evidence''. Reading the explanatory information in Part A of the prescribed form ''questions susceptible to the answers Yes or No'' Capacity to revoke an enduring power.

Financial Implications

Ian McNeill of Help the Aged briefly summarises the SEFTON case putting it in a more political context and provides his interpretation of the likely financial implications.

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