STEP event 'The New Capacity Law in Jersey - opportunities, responsibilities and when it all goes wrong' - 17 January 2019

11 Jan 2019

Donna Withers, head of probate & wills, to speak at STEP event  on 'The New Capacity Law in Jersey - opportunities, responsibilities and when it all goes wrong'. The presentation will be held at the Pomme d'Or Hotel, Jersey on 17 January 2019 from 15.15-17.00.

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In her presentation, Donna will explore the “opportunities and responsibilities” in the NEW “Capacity and Self Determination (Jersey) Law 2016”, which came into force on 1 October 2018. It radically alters the way in which mental health issues are dealt with in Jersey and provides new opportunities for estate planning and flexibility in dealing with the affairs of vulnerable clients. Trustees and other professionals who advise families across generations are bound to come across vulnerable clients; they should understand the new Law, the opportunities and trustee responsibilities.

Virginia Sherbourne from Cancer Research UK will be discussing “A Charity perspective on mental capacity and contentious trusts and estates, when it all goes wrong”. Citing some case studies where capacity issues have caused considerable difficulties in estate and trust administration, Virginia will look at ways in which they can be resolved. She will also consider how can charities and legal professionals work together to develop best practice in these very challenging cases.

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