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Elder Law Intensive 2019

Elder Law Intensive 2019
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From the Chair

As a practitioner, I found myself saying many times last year “Why has everything become so complicated?” Each matter requires thought, care and skill – and that is certainly the case for the specialist elder law practitioner. In crafting this year’s programme, our team of elder law practitioners have considered the issues that challenge them – managing finances, international tax issues, relationship property issues, family conflict and, of course, capacity. To assist each of us in building our resources, the 2019 Elder Law Intensive provides considered papers with practical input from skilled legal practitioners and also specialists from other disciplines. The operation of bank accounts by family and friends on behalf of an elderly person has been an issue of great concern to many practitioners. Banking Ombudsman Nicola Sladden will share her views and consider best practice in conjunction with practitioner Fleur McDonald. It is a great honour to have this year’s conference opened by the Minister for Seniors and to hear her kōrero on her vision for our elderly community in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Chair: Mary Joy Simpson

Programme outline

Download the course brochure for a full outline of each session
  • Capacity - giving instructions to a medical practitioner
  • The Right to Die?
  • Taxation and Off-Shore Beneficiaries 
  • 2nd Relationships
  • Best Practice for the Lawyer in Family Conflict
  • Employment Issues for the Over 55s
  • Banking, the Elderly and EPAs

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.


  • 8.15am - 8.45am - Registration
  • 8.45am - Sessions begin
  • 4.30pm - Sessions end


Please indicate your selection upon registration:
  • Hard Copy - Your book will be given to you when you register on the day* - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and you can collect the hard copy book when you register on the day*  - additional $30 charge

*Live web stream attendees - if you select hard copy or both - your book will be couriered to you.

Fee (incl GST)


Earlybird - by 1 May 2019
  • $695 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $755 - Non-members

Registration - after 1 May 2019

  • $745 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $805 - Non-members

Live Web Stream

Earlybird - by 1 May 2019
  • $675

Registration - after 1 May 2019
  • $725

Download PDF Brochure & registration form here.
Wellington 29 May
Auckland 30 May
Live Web Stream 29 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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New Zealand