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Acting for Subject Persons is a fast growing area of law. This is the result of an aging population and the fact that a larger number of young people are requiring the assistance of lawyers.

This On Demand seminar covers a number of the central issues facing practitioners in this role including the crucial question of capacity, statutory duties, dealing with the Court, as well as the responsibilities of property managers and welfare guardians.


Learning outcomes

  • Understand better the requirements of section 65, the application process for the lawyer for Subject Person, when it is appropriate to appoint a lawyer to assist and, from a practical perspective, how best to deal with historic issues of incompetence, self-litigants and the duties to keep the Court informed.
  • Learn more about the central issue of capacity and the role of the psychiatrist/specialist in assessing it, the definition of thresholds, wholly and partially diminished capacity, and the traps and red flags to be aware of in interviews with clients.
  • Gain insights into the role of property managers and welfare guardians, the powers that come with the appointment and the difficulties that often arise.

Who should view?

All lawyers who act for Subject Persons and those who wish to expand their practices to include this area of law. Family and mental health lawyers may also find the seminar useful.

When and Where

    Online