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Julia Abrey

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Practice Areas

Julia is a partner specialising in elder law and mental capacity. She is head of the elder law team. She has recognised expertise in international and cross border mental capacity issues. The immediate past chair of STEP’s multi-jurisdictional Mental Capacity Special Interest Group, Julia is a regular writer and lecturer on elder law and capacity topics. Julia has worked with the OPG in the UK and governments outside the UK in relation to updating law and practice in the mental capacity area. Julia is also one of the two UK members of the US National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Inc and a past Chair of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Professional Memberships

Member: Solicitors for the Elderly, STEP; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

Career

MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence 1984. Articled with Withers. Partner 1993.

Publications

Contributor to Sweet & Maxwell’s Practical Will Precedents, Living Wills Section of Volume 42 of Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents and the Law Society’s Elderly Client Handbook; Editor of and contributor to Tolleys Finance and Law for the Older Client. Contributor to International Protection of Adults (Oxford University Press); A member of the editorial board and contributor to Elder Law Journal (Lexis Nexis).