Elderly Client Practice


Cost for BPP PD Members: £223 + VAT 6 CPD Hours
(£445.00 + VAT for non BPP PD Members Click Here for details of our membership scheme).

SRA Competence

A, B


This course will be of benefit to legal practitioners new to this area of law.


The ‘baby-boomers’ are maturing fast…the population is getting older. This demographic shift brings a raft of challenges, but also opportunities. This course will equip you with the practical skills to deal with elderly clients as well as an overview of the most important areas of law for this generation including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Advance Decisions. Practical case studies will be covered in the course.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Ascertain whether a client has capacity and apply the test used to determine this.
  • Identify difficult areas of conduct when dealing with elderly clients, especially third party instructions and ethical duties.
  • Avoid negligence by applying promptly for a Statutory Will when the circumstance dictates.
  • Recognise the importance of making living wills for all clients.
  • Understand the role of Lasting Powers of Attorneys.

"A certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."

Under the SRA’s new approach to continuing competence, solicitors are expected to use the Statement of Solicitor Competence to identify and address their learning and development needs. The competence statement requires the following competencies:
  • A - Ethics, professionalism and judgement
  • B - Technical legal practice
  • C - Working with other people
  • D - Managing themselves and their own work
  • Course Dates

    Location Dates Time Availability  
    London 28 Mar 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    Manchester 03 Apr 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    London 24 Jul 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    Manchester 18 Sep 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    London 16 Oct 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now

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