SIG SPOTLIGHT 2017: Capacity and Powers of Attorney Around the World, 30 November 2017

Hosted by
STEP Mental Capacity Special Interest Group
Event type
The Montcalm London Marble Arch
2 Wallenberg Place
United Kingdom
30 November 2017
9.00 Arrival and registration, 9.30-13.00 Presentations and Panel Discussion; 13.00-14.00 Networking lunch

2017 Special Interest Spotlight Session - Morning Option 3, presented by the Mental Capacity SIG

This conference forms part of a day of special interest sessions comprising seven options. There will be a breakfast, three morning sessions and three afternoon sessions for you to choose from. Both STEP members and non-members are welcome!

Choose a breakfast, a morning or an afternoon session - or stay the whole day and receive 15% off your total booking and free attendance to a networking lunch! View all session options

**Please note: This session is designed to complement the afternoon session option entitled 'Cross-Border Estate Planning for the Incapable Client'**

Capacity and Powers of Attorney Around the World

Event Focus

How lasting powers of attorney (and their equivalent in other countries) are a vital tool for families and their financial affairs when a family member loses mental capacity.

The Mental Capacity Special Interest Group's conference will provide a series of short updates on capacity changes around the world, particularly from jurisdictions where changes have recently taken place. This will be followed by a panel discussion about lasting powers of attorney in England & Wales, their equivalents in other jurisdictions and how they respectively do (or do not) work across borders.

Jurisdictions include:

A fantastic list of leading and inspirational international speakers will aim to educate, guide and hopefully entertain you with their specialist knowledge. Jurisdictions covered include:

  • England and Wales
  • Jersey
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland
  • European Union
  • USA - California
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Why attend?

There will be something for everyone at this action-packed event which will focus on issues and solutions for international families. Take this valuable step towards becoming a master advisor on capacity and powers of attorney around the world!

  • Increase your awareness of issues of incapacity and the effect it may have on family dynamics
  • Develop or update your understanding of the complex nature of powers of attorney around the world
  • Improve your skills in presenting and adapting your role as an advisor to international families
  • Strengthen your ability to communicate incapacity challenges to clients and their families


  • Julia Abrey TEP, Head of Elder Law, Withers LLP
  • Susan Fielding TEP, Consultant, Jackson McDonald
  • Alison Gilbert TEP, Partner and Head-Trust and Management Services, Brookfields
  • Michael Graham TEP, Director, Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors
  • Margaret O'Sullivan TEP, Managing Partner, O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers
  • Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Solicitor and Chair, Sage Advocacy CLG Ireland
  • Donna Withers TEP, Head-Probate and Wills, Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership
  • Kristin Yokomoto TEP, Attorney-at-law and Partner, Albrecht and Barney
  • Richard Frimston TEP, Partner and Head-Private Client, Russell-Cooke
Mental Capacity SIG Member - £80
STEP Member - £100
Non-member - £120
Special Interest Groups Team
Contact phone
+44 (0)20 3752 3734; +44 (0)20 3752 3735
Contact email
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Register Add to Calendar events/sig-spotlight-2017-mental-capacity-30-november-2017 30/11/2017 9.00 30/11/2017 rriva The Montcalm London Marble Arch, 2 Wallenberg Place, London, W1H 7TN STEP Mental Capacity Special Interest Group SIG SPOTLIGHT 2017: Capacity and Powers of Attorney Around the World, 30 November 2017 The Mental Capacity SIG hosts a Spotlight Session on 30 November 2017 in London Hosted by: STEP Mental Capacity Special Interest Group. Contact: Special Interest Groups Team. Contact phone: +44 (0)20 3752 3734; +44 (0)20 3752 3735. Contact email: