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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Sep 16, 2019

What are the top legal issues is to consider as you get older?

My guest on the podcast today has a particular interest in mental capacity law, elderly financial abuse matters, and the Court of Protection.

Kelly Greig is one of only 68 solicitors nationwide elected to the Office of the Public Guardian’s national panel of professional deputies. In this role, she works with people who lack the ability to make decisions about their finances.

Kelly's cases typically need bespoke arrangements or remedies to meet a client’s particular needs. This can involve tax or trust advice, or setting up and managing medical or care support for someone who’s unable to manage their own affairs.

As head of Irwin Mitchell’s Later Life Planning team, she leads on the ways their solicitors can help people in all aspects of later life. This includes silver divorces, estate planning, will disputes, and more.

In this episode, we chat about why later life issues have become a bigger focus in law in recent years, the protections in place to ensure an attorney acts in line with your best interests, what happens when you fail to put a lasting power of attorney in place, and much more.

Here's my conversation with Kelly Greig, head of later life planning at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, in episode 454 of Informed Choice Radio.