Elder Law forum – addressing elder abuse

Friday 3rd November, 2017 9:00 am – Friday 3rd November, 2017 4:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

The Australian Law Reform Commission’s report Elder Abuse – A National Response (ALRC 131), released in June 2017, contains a range of recommendations to combat elder abuse and protect adults at risk. To address the issue of older people  experiencing emotional, financial, and physical abuse including family violence, the ALRC has made a series of recommendations of which lawyers should be aware. This seminar highlights changes to the Aged Care Act 1997 including safeguards against the misuse of enduring documents, protection of superannuation, review of guardianship and financial administration, and a move towards actively developing national best practice guidelines for the execution of wills.

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



Dr Eileen Webb (Chair)
Associate Professor
Curtin University Law School

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

Hugh Cahill
Cullen McLeod

Professor Wendy Lacey
Dean of Law
University of South Australia

Lisa Barry
Senior Lecturer
Macquarie University

Teresa Somes
Associate Lecturer
Macquarie University

Gemma Mitchell
Managing Solicitor
Consumer Credit Legal Service

Justin Stevenson
Civil Law Division, Legal Aid Western Australia

Associate Professor Meredith Blake
Associate Dean
UWA Law School

Lewis Chiat
Senior Legal Officer
Public Trustee

Professor Robyn Carroll
UWA Law School

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