Brian Herd is a passionate lawyer, working in the frontier of elder law, or law relating to older people and their families, involving the new dynamic emerging in families – disputes and dysfunction brought on by ageing parents. He was exposed to the simmering issues some 20 years ago in his first visit to a nursing home.
Confronted by an imploding family of five daughters, a hapless mother and some of the language of aged care –he discovered a new calling – change management for families and their ageing parents. Since then as a lawyer, he has been involved in countless family experiences, some which are truly eye-opening. He has many stories and practical advice to share and is a regular columnist and presenter on the topic of planning for ageing.