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Sheree Green reads Elderly Clients: A Precedent Manual (fourth edition)

21 January 2014

To approach the latest edition of Elderly Client: A Precedent Manual, edited by Denzil Lush and Caroline Bielanska, as simply another drafting resource is to miss the point. It contains a host of useful precedents that are accessible in print, on the accompanying CD and in electronic form.

In its first few days as a desk companion, the manual did not disappoint. It delivered precedents urgently required yet difficult to source - a deed of revocation of one of two joint and severally appointed attorneys under an enduring power of attorney, and an agreement for a multi-generational home-share arrangement.

The precedents themselves are clear and concise. There is no attempt to replicate other extensive specialist publications, for example on will drafting. Instead, this manual concentrates on assembling precedents particularly relevant to the older...

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