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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.

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.

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.

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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