‘A Practical Guide to Elderly Law – 2nd Edition’ by Justin Patten


Paperback: 978-1-913715-84-7
Published: April 2021
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The Second Edition of this book continues to provide an accessible read for lawyers and people interested in the area of elderly law. It reflects the updated law including recent cases.

The new edition adds another chapter on Executors and how to effectively remove them together with more detail on the area of Trusts, Probate Fraud and Undue Influence.

The book provides a number of practical tips to ensure that people are able to successfully navigate the complex and often demanding legal processes within this growing area of the law. It also covers other key topics including Will Validity, Inheritance Law, Lasting Power of Attorney, Mediation (both law and practice) and Mental Capacity, including the Court of Protection.


Justin Patten is a solicitor and mediator accredited by the Academy of Experts and founded Human Law in 2002. The firm deals a wide range of probate and inheritance issues including executor and trust problems and will validity legal cases.

Justin has also worked for Which?, advising its members on elderly client issues.


‘The first edition proves to be a ‘very handy guide’ for the Practitioner who advises the older client. The book covers a broad range of topics well.’
– LawSkills (read full review)

“it is written in such a way that a lay person can understand, with enough detail and relevant references to access for more details to also be useful to someone who needs to know the details of this area of the law in a professional capacity where the topics covered are not their main ‘day job’.”
– The Expert & Dispute Resolver, reviewed by Sue Bayram, consultant nurse, expert witness and accredited mediator


Chapter One – Will Validity
Chapter Two – Inheritance Claims
Chapter Three – Executors – Challenging the Executor
Chapter Four – Removal of Executors
Chapter Five – Trusts
Chapter Six – Lasting Powers of Attorney
Chapter Seven – Mental Capacity
Chapter Eight – LPA, Will and Probate Fraud
Chapter Nine – Mediation – Introduction and Law
Chapter Ten – Practical Use of Mediation for the Advisor and Client