Oxbridge can force old professors to retire in order to boost diversity, tribunal ruling suggests – Daily Telegraph

‘Oxford and Cambridge universities can force old professors to retire in order to boost diversity, a tribunal ruling suggests.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2019

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Woman who drove van into house convicted over pensioner’s death – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2019 in dangerous driving, elderly, homicide, news by sally

‘A motorist who crashed a van into a house, killing a 90-year-old woman as she sat in her front room speaking on the phone, has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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Woman, 81, killed herself after pension was frozen in error – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2019 in benefits, elderly, inquests, news, pensions, suicide by sally

‘An 81-year-old woman killed herself after running out of money when her pension was frozen due to an administrative error.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2019

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Coventry fake doctor jailed for duping elderly people – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in doctors, elderly, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “fantasist” who posed as a doctor to dupe elderly people out of money and prescribed them potentially dangerous medicine, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

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Man jailed for helping American friend dump father in UK car park so he could get free treatment on NHS – The Independent

‘A “fantasist” who claimed to be in the elite military unit has been jailed for two and a half years for his part in a plot to abandon a dementia-suffering Californian pensioner in rural England.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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Neglect contributed to woman’s death after being issued wrong drug – BBC News

‘Neglect was a contributing factor in the death of a woman suffering from shingles who was given the wrong drug by a pharmacy, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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‘Frail’ pensioner who beat wheelchair-bound husband to death with a pole cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

‘A “frail” pensioner who beat her wheelchair-bound husband to death with a wooden pole after suffering decades of “hell” and abuse has been cleared of his murder.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2019

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The rise of ‘predatory marriages’ – Family Law

Posted March 29th, 2019 in bereavement, consent, elderly, families, intestacy, marriage, mental health, news, wills by tracey

‘Ethan Axelrod and Hayley Trim of Irwin Mitchell look at how vulnerable parents and a legal loophole are being exploited to rob families of their inheritance.’

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Family Law, 29th March 2019

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Care homes applying for hundreds more court orders to prevent elderly from going outside, figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

‘Care homes and hospitals are applying for hundreds more elderly people to be locked inside, new data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2019

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Sacked 88-year-old hospital secretary becomes oldest person ever to win age discrimination case – Daily Telegraph

‘An 88-year-old hospital secretary has become the oldest person ever to win an age discrimination case after she was marched out her office and later dismissed over “frality” claims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2019

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Prosecution by council sees handyman jailed for defrauding vulnerable resident – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 15th, 2019 in elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A gardener and handyman has been sentenced to 20 months in jail, suspended for two years, after he defrauded a vulnerable elderly resident out of more than £6,000.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th January 2018

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Alleged fraudster who promised pensioners he could protect their heirs’ inheritance jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2018 in damages, elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘An alleged fraudster who promised pensioners he could protect their heirs’ inheritance has been jailed for failing to track down £25 million believed to have gone missing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2018

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Solicitor’s conviction for neglecting mother quashed – Legal Futures

Posted December 12th, 2018 in elderly, families, mental health, news, sentencing, wilful neglect by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has quashed a jail sentence of two and a half years imposed on a solicitor, who specialised in care for the elderly, for neglecting her mother.’

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Legal Futures, 12th December 2018

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Prosecutor wants more convictions for crimes against elderly – BBC News

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales says he wants to see more prosecutions of people who commit crimes against older people.’

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BBC News, 19th November 2018

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Legislating on loneliness: limitless or lonesome? – Family Law

Posted November 7th, 2018 in carers, elderly, mental health, news, social services by sally

‘Olwen Dutton, partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, discusses the key aspects of the government’s loneliness strategy. Dutton also considers any potential ethical issues stemming from the social prescription aspect of the strategy, whereby GPs will be able to refer patients who are experiencing loneliness to community activities and voluntary services.’

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Family Law, 6th November 2018

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MPs and peers demand changes to Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill requires further changes to protect the human rights of vulnerable people, MPs and peers have warned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st October 2018

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Health and Social Care of Older People is a Human Rights Issue – Rights Info

Posted October 19th, 2018 in elderly, health, human rights, medical treatment, news, ombudsmen, social services by sally

‘The independent healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission recently warned that disjointed health and social care services in England are placing increasing pressure on A&E departments. As pressure grows on the country’s health and care system, what does this mean for the human rights of older people?’

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Rights Info, 18th October 2018

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‘Deceitful’ £17m solar panel scam gang jailed for fraud – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in elderly, fraud, news, sentencing, Serious Fraud Office, victims by sally

‘Six men have been jailed over a £17m fraud involving selling solar panels to elderly, retired and vulnerable people.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2018

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NHS trust’s letter of apology after a patient died from drinking cleaning fluid criticised by senior coroner – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2018 in elderly, hazardous substances, health & safety, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The chief nurse at the NHS trust responsible for the hospital where a pensioner died after drinking Flash floor cleaner has apologised after a coroner’s strident criticism of its “serious failings”.’

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The Independent, 21st September 2018

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Conman duped dementia patients out of life savings to buy himself a £10,000 hair transplant – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2018 in elderly, fraud, guilty pleas, mental health, news by tracey

‘A hair transplant conman duped two dementia patients out of their life savings so that he could buy a new £10k hairline.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2018

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