Richard Frimston, partner and head of the private client group, has co-authored the new book entitled International Protection of Adults.
Increasing numbers of people have connections with one country, but live and work in another, frequently owning property or investments in several countries. People with lifelong or subsequently developed impairments of capacity move cross-border or have property or family interests or connections spread across different jurisdictions. This new book fills a gap in a specialist market for a detailed work advising lawyers on all the considerations in these situations.
Richard commented, "Since the Hague Convention 35 was first finalised in 2000, the world has moved on in many ways. However, Hague 35 is the only international convention on the subject of cross-border impairment and private international law and its impact grows on a daily basis. Practitioners and academics need to understand this topic through the eyes of their own and other jurisdictions. The authors believe this to be the first book dealing with Hague 35 in detail and the issues that it throws up and that it attempts to solve. We have found this an exciting and extremely fascinating topic to work on."
Richard advises on wills, probate, tax planning, cross-border estates and international private law issues; and is a Notary Public. Recognised as a 'most highly regarded individual' by Who's Who Legal Private Client 2014 for his global expertise and winning the Geoffrey Shindler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession at the 2014/15 STEP Private Client Awards, Richard is regularly contacted by the media and industry bodies as an expert in his field.
Edited by Richard Frimston (partner, Russell-Cooke), Alexander Ruck Keene (barrister, 39 Essex Street), Claire van Overdijk (barrister, No5 Chambers), and Adrian Ward MBE (partner, TC Young), the book provides a clear, comprehensive, and unique overview of all relevant capacity and private international law issues, and the existing solutions in common law and civil law jurisdictions and under Hague Convention 35. It sets out the existing law of various important jurisdictions, including detailed chapters on the constituent parts of the UK, Ireland, Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Hague 35 states; and shorter chapters on 26 Non-Hague states and those within federal states, including coverage of the United States, several Australian and Canadian states, and a number of other Commonwealth jurisdictions. Containing a number of helpful case studies and flowcharts, the book draws upon the expertise of the editors in their respective fields, together with detailed contributions from expert practitioners and academics from each relevant jurisdiction.
The book will be available from the Oxford University Press website in early 2015.