Mental Capacity Assessments For Solicitors, other Professionals and Individuals
Our mental capacity assessments are of a high quality and we pride ourselves in attention to detail and ensuring a thorough assessment is undertaken every time. This places us in a good position to be instructed by legal professionals to undertake mental capacity assessments. All assessments are completed by Gary Crisp, an Independent Social Worker and experienced professional in assessing mental capacity. We can be instructed to complete assessments for a range of decisions including (but not limited to):
- Capacity to manage finances
- Capacity to create a Lasting Power of Attorney
- Capacity to make welfare decisions
- Capacity to make a will (testamentary capacity)
- Capacity to conduct Court proceedings (capacity to litigate)
- Capacity to make a gift
Why Choose Us?
We’ve been completing Mental Capacity Assessments since 2009 and we’re always keen to ensure that we never stop learning or improving what we do. We have a thorough knowledge of how to apply the Mental Capacity Act when assessing mental capacity and making best interest decisions. However, sometimes the Mental Capacity Act isn’t enough as a stand-alone piece of legislation because common law tests may apply and alternative tests might be more appropriate for some decisions. In these cases, we are aware of the correct tests to use.
Knowledge of legislation and the correct test isn’t always enough to ensure a thorough and accurate assessment is completed. Excellent communication skills and a person-centred approach is also required to ensure the correct information is obtained and communicated within our assessments and subsequent report. We know that time isn’t always on your side when you need to assess a person’s capacity. That’s why we aim to have our assessments and report back to you within 2 weeks of being instructed.