Our Events
During the challenges of 2020, Fraser and Fraser took their expertise online, with a series of acclaimed free webinars for those who work in the legal or public sector spheres. Covering a range of topics and featuring guest speakers from across the industry, we answer the questions posed by delegates in real-time. You will also find links to various events we are hosting or exhibiting at, so feel free to come along.
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Upcoming Events Calendar
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Wednesday 24 April, 2024 – Webinar with Ian Bond

Ian BondWebinar
The Powers of Attorney Act 2023 – All change for LPAs

The Powers of Attorney Act 2023 (“POA 2023”) received Royal Assent on 18 September 2023. The legislation follows a government consultation in 2021 to modernise the process of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) including introducing a fully digital LPA.

The POA 2023 amends the Mental Capacity Ant 2005 as follows:

  • Allow for different ways to make an LPA: digitally; on paper, or, a mix of the two.
  • Ensures ony the donor can apply to register the LPA (Attorneys will not longer be permitted to do this).
  • Introduced identity verification requirements before an application to register an LPA to be accepted.
  • Require the Office of Public Guardian (“OPG”) to notify “named persons” when an application to register an LPA is complete and the registration process is starting.
  • Enable the OPG to operate a triage system for certain types of objection.
  • Widen the group of people who can lodge an objection so that it includes third parties not names in the LPA.

As of yet we do not know the timescale for the introduction of a fully digital LPA, this is already in the design and development stage. Ian, though both The Law Society and with Irwin Mitchell, has been involved in several workshops with the OPG on this process.

This session is designed to give an up-to-date picture of the developments in this area and what we can expect as the changes in the way we make LPA for our clients.

If you would like to join Ian Bond, in this upcoming webinar, registration is now open.

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Wednesday 8 May, 2024 – Webinar with Dave Flanagan

Webinar
Capacity assessments and the law

Registration will open soon, please check back for more information.

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Wednesday 15 May, 2024 -Webinar with Moses Jenkins

Webinar – UK Wide

Sarah-JaneTraditional Buildings: Repair and Upgrade Considerations

Our guest speaker Dr Moses Jenkins is Project Manager for Retrofit at Historic Environment Scotland. He is a conservation accredited MCIOB and has worked with traditional buildings for 19 years in various posts at HES. The author of various HES technical guides including Retrofit and Brickwork he has also had a number of books published including The Scottish Brick Industry and Survey and Assessment of Traditionally Constructed Brickwork.

This talk will cover various aspects of the repair and improvement of traditionally constructed buildings. When looking to bring an empty home which is of traditional construction back into use, it is likely that repair and upgrade work will be needed. This will make the fabric of the building wind and watertight, as well as thermally efficient.

 

​​​​​​​The talk will cover the:

  • Identification of traditional buildings
  • Characteristics of traditional building fabric​​​​​​​
  • Appropriate repair and maintenance work, and
  • Thermal improvement of traditional buildings

If you would like to join Moses Jenkins in this upcoming webinar, registration is now open.

 

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Wednesday 22 May, 2024 – Webinar with Hannah Rodgers

Webinar 
Dealing with problematic estates: A Case Study

Our guest speaker Hannah Rodgers qualified as a solicitor in 2017 and has over 12 years’ experience in private client legal services specialising in complex contentious and non-contentious Court of Protection matters and care funding disputes. Hannah has a varied caseload of contentious and non-contentious private client work including Statutory Will applications, s18 MCA prospective and retrospective gifting applications, Trust Advice, Estate Administration and Independent Administrator applications, Inheritance Tax Planning and Wills and Estate Planning. In December 2018, Hannah secured accreditation as mediator with Regent’s University School of Psychotherapy & Psychology. She is regularly instructed to act in matters arising from intractable family disputes and financial abuse.

 

With over a decade of experience in dealing with complex and contentious private client matters, Hannah will aim to explore some of the increasingly common and problematic issues arising in the administration of estates including:

  • Conflicted PRs
  • Faulty will drafting
  • Conflicted beneficiaries
  • Financial concerns
  • Practical ways to resolve such issues

If you would like to join Hannah Rodgers, in this upcoming webinar, registration is now open.

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Wednesday 12 June, 2024 -Webinar with Andrew Bishop and Adam Draper

Webinar
Predatory marriage and law reform

Registration will open soon, please check back for more information.

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Tuesday 25 June, 2024 – Webinar with Roddy MacLeod

Webinar – Scotland
Testamentary capacity issues under Scots Law

Roddy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our guest speaker Roddy is an experienced litigator. His practice encompasses disputes about a range of executry, succession and trust issues including: commissary practice; executry administration; will interpretation; challenging testamentary writings; claims for cohabitants; legal rights; judicial factory administration; domicile; trustee liability and much more. Roddy is a member of STEP. Since August 2018 Roddy has been a Standing Junior Counsel to the Advocate General. Roddy appears in a variety of courts throughout Scotland, including the Land Court. Prior to calling to the Bar, Roddy was a solicitor in private practice for 15 years. In addition to his legal career, Roddy was a retained fire fighter for 6 years.

 

During this webinar, Roddy will discuss Testamentary capacity issues under Scots Law

The webinar will cover:

  • Underlying legal principle
  • The interplay of relevant legal issues to retrospective challenges
  • The interplay between testamentary capacity and other decision making
  • The Adults with Incapacity (S) Act 2000
  • Cases and examples

If you would like to join Roddy MacLeod, in this upcoming webinar, registration is now open.

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Wednesday 11 September, 2024 – Webinar with Hannah Rodgers

Webinar
Care funding: supporting clients through a broken systemHannah Rodgers CPD Approved

From Hannah’s experience in advising both professional and lay attorneys and deputies in navigating two-tier care systems, Hannah will aim to explore some of the common issues and missed opportunities when securing care funding for vulnerable individuals:

  • Means tested funding vs non means tested funding
  • Common issues
  • Practical implications

This webinar is CPD Approved in principle

If you would like to join Hannah Rodgers, in this upcoming webinar, registration is now open.

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