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Michael Perkins is a lawyer, author and educator with over 30 years experience in trusts, estates and private client practice. He has worked in boutique and large firms helping families across generations to preserve and manage their wealth, family and community connections. Where business or commercial interests are also involved Michael applies a multidisciplinary approach in dealing with the challenges of corporate growth, asset protection, estate administration and succession. Soon to be published in its 5th edition is Michael’s co-authored book Estate Planning: A Practical Guide for Estate and Financial Services Professionals (LexisNexis). Read more…

Dr Jane Lonie is a consultant clinical neuropsychologist, expert witness, author and educator with 20 years of experience in the assessment, management and research of cognitive dysfunction in adults and older adults. She has provided assessments and reports for over 3,500 patients. Her cases have ranged from early and differential dementia diagnosis, cognitive impairment, testamentary capacity, guardianship disputes, and financial management orders through to assessment of a person’s capacity to instruct, give evidence or appoint or revoke a power of attorney. Jane also has substantial experience in courts providing expert medico-legal opinion on legal capacity. Read more…

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