Private Client Half-Day Conference
Date 28/05/2014
Speaker Scott Blair (Advocate), William Grant (Mitchells Roberton), John Kerrigan (Morisons LLP) and Adrian Ward (TC Young)
Seminar Details Following last year's very successful conference this year's conference will focus on the following topics -

***Adults with Incapacity***
Adrian Ward will examine the following issues -
1. Part 6 of the Incapacity Act: Will-making and beyond.
2. Deprivation of liberty – particularly if the awaited SLC report is out by the time this conference takes place.
3. Ordinary residence, habitual residence and cross-border issues: and is current Scottish Government guidance on changes of ordinary residence incorrect in law?
4. Proposal by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that all guardianship laws be abolished.

***Legal Rights - the Hidden Traps***
John Kerrigan will cover lesser known aspects of legal rights and discuss the issues surrounding these. He will also discuss the consideration of a recent SSDT case that revolved around the professional duties (if any) of the executry solicitor in relation to an individual entitled to claim legal rights.

***Why Now and Where Next?: Trusts in Scotland in the 21st Century***
William Grant is going to talk about various issued covered in his book Drafting Trusts and Wills Trusts in Scotland (Published by Greens in December 2013) with reference to the Scottish Law Commission’s current review of Trust Law which is nearing its culmination. The resulting SLC Report, incorporating a new Trusts (Scotland) Bill, is expected to be published in May or June this year. If published in time, reference will also be made to this.

***Avoidance and Anti-avoidance of Payment for Care Home Fees***
Scott Blair, an Advocate with Terra Firma Chambers, has a special interest in social care law and has advised both local authorities and private clients. Scott will examine the case law to date and the issues that can arise when a local authority seeks to challenge a transaction on the basis that it was done to avoid liability for care home fees. Scott will cover recent developments in the field, including the greater use of debt recovery remedies by local authorities.
Seminar Time 9.30am - 1pm (registration from 9am)
Booking Fee £100 for members; £150 for non-members (trainees - £30 and £50 respectively)
Link to Booking Form

Posted by RFPG on 27 Feb 2014 17:50

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