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Book review | Elderly Client Handbook

Caroline Bielanska and Martin Terrell The Law Society, 2009, £59.95 ISBN: 978-1853285349

9 March 2012

People in developed countries such as the UK are living longer. During the last century, the average life expectancy has increased by 30 years, and Britain’s over 65s now outnumber the under 16s.

The number of lawyers practising ‘elder law’ has also increased markedly in recent years, and therefore a reliable, comprehensive and practical reference book on this area of law is essential. This edition of the Elderly Client Handbook appears to be a must-buy for those who want to provide up-to-date advice and guidance to elderly clients and their families. It is clear and thorough in its coverage and brings together the many and varied areas of law and practice that an elder law practitioner may have to deal with.

There are some 15 contributors involved in this edition, including Solicitors for the Elderly founders, employment law specialists and a policy consultant on mental health law...

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