Dealing with clients with (possible) impaired mental capacity (12 September 2017) (Code: 2301)
Dealing with clients with (possible) impaired mental capacity (12 September 2017) (Code: 2301)

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Therese Catanzariti, Barrister, 13 Wentworth Chambers
Professor Ian Coyle, Leading Psychologist & expert witness
AliciaTyler, Psychologist, Expert Experts

Seminar overview:

Barrister Therese Catanzariti and Psychologists Professor Ian coyle and Alicia Tyler discuss a solicitor’s duty to identify and investigate a client’s possible impaired mental capacity including: what signs to look for, how to distinguish mere signs of aging from impairment of mental capacity, when and how to have the client’s mental capacity formally assessed to protect your client (and your firm), what the assessment needs to test for, obtaining an opinion that meets the relevant legal test for the issue, and a discussion of the different legal tests for eg testamentary capacity, powers of attorney, and other transactions.

About the Presenters:

Therese Catanzariti BEc LLB (Hons) (Syd), LLM (London) of 13 Wentworth Chambers has expertise in wills and estates, particularly involving small to medium businesses, superannuation and discretionary trusts. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and was a senior associate in corporate and commercial / tax at Mallesons (now King and Wood Mallesons) before moving to general practice. She was called to the NSW Bar in 2010.

Professor Coyle PhD is a leading psychologist and expert witness with extensive experience in this field. He recently supervised a successful Doctoral Thesis entitled “Expert Opinion, Cognitive Correlates and a Psycho-Legal Protocol for Assessing Testamentary Capacity and Capacity to Appoint an Enduring Attorney

Alica Tyler BA (Hons) MSc (Syd) is a registered psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is an experienced psychologist undertaking a mixture of clinical practice and expert assessments. She is an experienced expert witness who understands the importance of providing opinions directed to answering the specific legal questions and tests that arise in different circumstances.

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Venue The Law Society of NSW, Level 3, 170 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Start Date 12/09/2017
Start Time 05:30 PM
End Date 12/09/2017
End Time 07:00 PM



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