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WEBINAR - COVID-19: ADVISING VULNERABLE CLIENTS

Monday 27 April 2020 12:30

WEBINAR - COVID-19: ADVISING VULNERABLE CLIENTS

Whilst we may be in lockdown for more weeks, medical experts agree that the virus will be with us for many months.

This one hour webinar aims to provide private client lawyers with key information to enable effective advice during the Pandemic and includes:

  • Remote instructions- the risks of incapacity and undue influence
  • Execution of wills and lasting powers of attorney safely 
  •  Advance care planning and DNRs
  • Court of Protection process update
  • The Coronavirus Act 2020 and social care
  • Professional attorneys and deputies responsibilities

The lecturer is 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 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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