Acting for Vulnerable Clients During COVID-19 - Live at Your Desk with Caroline Bielanska
The legal profession is having to adapt and respond quickly to clients' needs as a result of the current situation.
Lawyers involved in the execution of wills are considered key workers, but does that mean those who draft lasting powers and advance decisions are not?
How can you overcome the practical obstacles to getting documents properly executed in line with the law?
The Coronavirus Act 2020 has wide implications for the delivery of health and social care for older and vulnerable clients, including continuing healthcare and social care duties.
The experience from China and other countries informs us that this will be something professionals will have to manage for many months, rather than a few weeks.
This live broadcast session is aimed at all legal professionals acting for or advising vulnerable clients who need to know how they will be able to service their client's needs, whilst protecting themselves against the virus and still complying with their professional and legal duties.
What You Will Learn
The live and interactive session will cover the following:
- Complying with the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations
- Handling concerns about undue influence or undue pressure
- Taking instructions for wills, lasting power of attorneys and advance decisions - the practicalities
- Improving confidence of forming a view about your client's capacity
- Increase awareness of ways in which documents can be signed and relevant case law
- Understanding changes to the Care Act for clients who have social care needs?
- Increase awareness of professional attorneys and deputies’ responsibilities for those for whom they act
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.