Elder Abuse and the Family

Wednesday 26th September, 2018 2:00 pm – Wednesday 26th September, 2018 5:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

Elder abuse is a significant issue and yet exploitative or abusive conduct often takes place within the family – whether it is inheritance impatience leading to financial abuse, neglect, or the improper control of decision making. Lawyers who advise families must bear in mind the particular professional, legal and ethical obligations when taking instructions from or on behalf of older people. An accredited family law specialist, the Law Complaints Officer, family law academic and former State Administrative Tribunal Member, and other experienced voices, discuss current issues relating to elder abuse in the context of families.

Afternoon Tea will be provided.

Level: Advanced

  • 1 points Competency 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • 2 points Competency 4 Substantive Law



Professor Robyn Carroll - Chair
Law School Deputy Chair,
Academic Board
University of Western Australia

Justin Stevenson
Director Civil Law Division
Legal Aid Western Australia

Devin Sanghavi
Associate Director
Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Philippa Rezos
Law Complaints Officer
Legal Profession Complaints Committee

Fran Ottolini
Senior Lawyer - Older People's Rights Service
Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre Inc

Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Member)
Legal Trainee / Support Staff (Non-Member)
CPD Freedom