I was recently appointed ot he NSW Law Society’s Elder Abuse Working Group (EAWG).

EAWG is formed as a multidisciplinary working group of lawyers, doctors, representatives of a range of insitutions and others to recommend strategies to help combat elder abuse.

Its work will hopefully be part of facilitating ways to implelement some Australian Law Reform Commission report on dealing better with anbd reducing the adverse consequences ogf Elder Abuse.

Elder Abuse comes in many and varied forms, physical, emotional and financial to name but a few.

Part of the issue, in my view, involves people implementing a Will, Enduring Guardianship and Enduring Powers of Attorney early enough, before any issues of capacity arise. I have posted about some of these issues elsewhere on this blog site.