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02 May 2019

New Journal of Elder Law and Capacity Published by Law Society

Senior members of the judiciary, legal profession and interested stakeholders were in attendance at Law Society House in Belfast for the launch of a new journal which aims to provide a new source of information practitioners dealing in all aspects of elder law and capacity.

The new Journal of Elder Law and Capacity, which has been published by the Law Society of Northern Ireland, has a UK and international focus with coverage on legal issues relevant to elder clients, clients with capacity issues, their families and carers.

The President of the Law Society, Suzanne Rice joined the Chair of Editorial Panel, Linda Johnston in welcoming Mr Justice Huddleston as the key note speaker at the event.

Commenting at the launch of the Journal the President said:

The launch of this new Journal underlines and reflects the long tradition and commitment held by the Society to provide the legal community in Northern Ireland with the necessary resources, support and publications they require. Legal materials are a fundamental part of any solicitors’ armory of legal knowledge, especially in a small jurisdiction like ours where laws and procedures are often discrete.

I would like to recognise this invaluable contribution of the Editorial Board of the Society and for the Editorial Panel which was set up especially for this Journal. Under the Chair of Linda Johnston the Panel is responsible for the compilation and publication process. I also wish to acknowledge its gratitude for the time and commitment of all on the Panel which consists of Michael Graham, Sheena Grattan, Andrew Kirkpatrick and Dr Barbara English.

Thanks also to Heather Semple who acted as Editor for this issue and is Secretary to the Editorial Panel.

The new journal will primarily target a multidisciplinary audience in Northern Ireland to include lawyers, doctors, social workers and other bodies interested in the area of elder law and capacity.

It will be published in hard and soft copy, and will be issued two times per year and will include sections on;

  • News and updates
  • Articles
  • Case commentaries or case studies
  • Legislative developments and practice directions
  • Book reviews

The cost of subscription is £90 and this entitles the subscriber to a hard copy of the Journal plus an e-zine, enabling you to build up an e-library of documents.

To order a copy please download the order form below

Or contact the Library team.




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