Kirsten advises across all areas of private client work, including wills, powers of attorney, adults with incapacity
, tax planning and trust work, and is a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.
Mental Health and Adults with Incapacity
Amendment Bill Allows victims of mentally ill offenders to receive some information on the status of the patient - and raise concerns if they are considered for release.
The new legislation will be a part of the Mental Capacity Act later this year, mirroring the Adults with Incapacity
The Scots doctors claim the new Adults With Incapacity
legislation has led to a huge increase in their workload which could mean the loss of a million NHS appointments a year - and put patients in danger.
Proposals have already been made by Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, to extend to the rest of Britain the "Adults With Incapacity
(Scotland) Act," passed by the Scottish Executive last spring.
Like scrapping tuition fees; considering the rights of adults with incapacity
; and deciding on a parliament building for Scotland's future.
The woman had appealed against the decision to grant the council guardianship under the Adults with Incapacity
(Scotland) Act 2000.
They won guardianship under the Adults With Incapacity
(Scotland) Act 2000 in a bid to save her life.
The Adults with Incapacity
Bill allows for sterilisation and hormone implantation to be performed with court approval, with a relative or other person appointed "welfare attorney" where an individual is incapable of making decisions.
The Adults With Incapacity
Bill plans to give next of kin a greater say over the treatment of sick relatives.