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On 14 March, the JURI committee will hold a hearing on the protection of vulnerable adults. This is a major issue, as there is an increasing number of mobile senior citizens within the European Union. Each Member State has a legal system in place to protect such persons, but there is no effective system to ensure that the protection remains in place following a move - or even during a temporary stay - in an other Member State.

Richard Frimston, partner in the private client team speaks on the Cross-border implications of the legal protection of adults.


Monday 14 March 2016


3.00pm - Welcome by Pavel Svoboda, Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs

3.05pm - Cross-border recognition of lasting powers of attorney
Domenico Damascelli, Italian Notary, Italy

3.20pm - The lasting power of attorney in cross-border practice
Anneke Vrenegoor, Legal adviser on international estate planning, Member of the Commissie Levenstestament, the Netherlands

3.35pm - Cross-border implications of the legal protection of adults
Richard Frimston, Lawyer, expert in cross-border estates and private international law, United Kingdom

3.50pm - The international protection of vulnerable adults: stay of play, from The Hague Convention n°35 to the adoption of a European instrument
Jean-Christophe REGA, French Notary, France

4.05pm - Debate (with the presence as a discussant of Philippe LORTIE (tbc), First Secretary of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, responsible for the 2000 Adults Convention)

4.25pm - Concluding remarks by Joëlle Bergeron, Rapporteur