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Elder Law Intensive 2017

Elder Law Intensive 2017
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From the Chair

Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal disciplines that are becoming increasingly relevant to a range of generations as a direct consequence of an aging population. This year’s Elder Law Intensive addresses a wide range of legal and planning issues of older clients who increasingly require skilled representation to prevent and resolve family disputes and to address the transitional issues of aging. Historically elder law may have been considered a discrete area of law by many practitioners. However, as this Intensive will clearly demonstrate that is no longer the case. The increasingly complex area of capacity will be explored with particular consideration given to different levels of capacity required, for example, to enter into an enduring power of attorney (EPA) compared with complex trust transactions. How to advise clients with diminished capacity will also be considered. The practical aspects and issues associated with multi-generational living arrangements will be canvassed in some detail. The EPA forms will be discussed as well as issues that can arise as a result of abuse by attorneys. The impact of the draft Trust Bill on aging trustees will be considered as well as an up-date on Family Protection Act claims and where the pendulum presently sits. As well as providing a fresh look at a range of thought-provoking topics the Intensive will also provide attendees with the opportunity to network with like-minded practitioners.

Chair: Vicki Ammundsen

Programme outline

  • Session 1: Capacity
  • Session 2: Multigenerational Living - going further
  • Session 3: Cross-Border Issues with International Estate Planning
  • Session 4: PPPR Act - New Legislation & EPA Forms
  • Session 5: Professional Duties in Respect of Enduring Powers of Attorney: problems, solutions and precautions
  • Session 6: The Trustee Who Left it Too Late
  • Session 7: Family Protection Act
Download the course brochure for a full outline of each session.

Learning objectives

In this intensive you will be:

  • Updated on recent developments and best practice in elder law.
  • Able to apply this knowledge in your practice.

Who should attend 

Property lawyers, family lawyers and general practitioners. Other professionals who work with the elderly may also be interested.

Live Web Stream

This intensive is available via live web stream, direct to your computer. Click here to find out more about web streaming.
Please note: Live Web Stream registrations close 3pm 23 May.


A booklet of papers will be given to participants when they register on the morning of the Intensive.  Live Web Stream attendees will be sent their booklet in advance.


  • 8.30am - 9.00am - Registration
  • 9.00am - Sessions begin
  • 5.00pm - Sessions end

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird - by 26 April 2017
  • $645 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • ​$695 - Non-members

Registration after 26 April 2017

  • $695 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $745 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 26 April 2017
  • $625

Registration after 26 April 2107

  • $675

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here
View full brochure and registration details here.

Wellington 24 May
Auckland 25 May
Live Web Stream 24 May
I can't attend, but please let me know when the book is available to purchase.

Cancellation and refund policy

Please note: Minimum and maximum numbers apply. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. Registrations close 10 working days before the presentation date (the closing date). NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel any session that does not reach the budgeted minimum number of registrations. This decision will be made on the closing date and a full refund will be made to each registrant of the cancelled session. If you cancel your registration before the closing date, a refund will be made, less a $100 administration fee. After the closing date, there will be no refund. You may transfer your registration to another person until five working days before the presentation. Please advise NZLS CLE Ltd in writing of the change.
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