Event Details

Elderly Client Update

Wednesday 26 September 2018 14:00 - 17:15


WEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2018 – 2.00 – 5.15 PM

Registration: 1.45 pm

Venue:           Carlton Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset  BH1 3DN

Please note the entrance to the car park is in Grove Road.   There is no charge for BDLS delegates to park at the hotel – they will just need to let Reception have their car registration number when they arrive

Cost:               £100.00 – Member and Associate Members of BDLS/Trainee Solicitor     
                      £125.00 – Non Member of BDLS                                                      3 hours CPD

A round up of the developments which impact on older and vulnerable adults.  This lecture will include:

  • Case Law update on capacity and undue influence
  • OPG guidance and plans for digitalising LPAs
  • Court of Protection Case Law update, including LPAs
  • Health and Social Care Case Law update


This Seminar will be presented by CAROLINE BIELANSKA Caroline is the former Chief Executive and former Chair of Solicitors for the Elderly, an organisation she helped to found in 1999. She is the winner of Trusted Advisor of the Year 2017 and winner of the Vulnerable Client Practice Award 2017 in STEP’s Private Client Awards. She lectures regularly and is well known in her specialist field, advising older and vulnerable adults who have limited physical and/or mental capacity. She is the author of many leading text books, including Cretney & Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney (Lexis Nexis), The Elderly Client Handbook (The Law Society), Elderly Clients- A Precedent Manual (Jordans) and the forthcoming, The Practitioners Guide to the Court of Protection (Bloomsbury).  Caroline has a national media profile, appearing on Panorama, the Tonight Programme, Inside out, BBC Radio 4’s Money Box Live, amongst others. She provides consultancy for law firms on an independent basis. Her work focuses on advising vulnerable adults; principally older and disabled people, their families and carers.

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