On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Seniors Rights Service presented three speakers who discussed various aspects of ageing including retirement villages, community engagement and a legal perspective on the financial abuse of older people.


Darryl Browne, facilitator for Law Society NSW’s Elder Abuse Working Group discussed Elder Abuse from a legal perspective, utilising recent court decisions as examples for the current state of play in the legal arena. He considers how blended families are becoming increasingly commonplace, with the majority of the examined cases containing a blended family element. Finally, he discusses the benefits of the work that the Law Society does in tackling Elder Abuse, and how this work is so important as the Australian demographic ages.


Darryl Browne is an Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates, who facilitates the Law Society’s Working Group on Elder Abuse. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Elder Law and Succession Committee and the NSW State Government’s Prevention of Elder Abuse Steering Committee. He is a member of STEP and SMSF Association. In 2018 he will be presenting at the 5th National Elder Abuse Conference in Sydney. See more here


Audio: Listen to Darryl Browne talk about the financial abuse of older people