Mental Capacity

Recent Features and Opinion


Instruction manual


Private client solicitors are increasingly requesting capacity assessments for their clients. Sophie O’Connell discusses how to instruct a mental capacity assessor with Judy Wurr and Sarah Post, both experienced independent mental capacity assessors

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Deputy heads


Stephanie Kaye reports back from the first meeting of the Professional Deputies Forum, a representative voice set up to discuss the challenges that deputies face

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Easy to understand


We all know it’s highly likely that when client communication goes wrong, complaints can follow. But even if you think you’re communicating well, are you really being understood, especially by vulnerable clients? Fiona du Feu explains

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Making an exit

2019-11-12T00:00:00+00:00By ,

Henrietta Mason and Holly Miéville-Hawkins present a practical guide to removing fiduciary trustees when they retire or lose mental capacity

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Sign here

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00By ,

At the conference, Teresa Trepak and Stephen Lewis from the Law Commission discussed with the Law Society Gazette’s Michael Cross the commission’s new project on the electronic execution of documents. Here, they tell us about the commission’s conclusions

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Workshop: Elderly client care and the Mental Capacity Act 2005


Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Helen Clarke rounds up hers on elderly client care and the Mental Capacity Act 2005


Making a lasting power of attorney – getting it right first time

2019-09-03T08:20:00+01:00By ,

Laura Crouch and Shahzad Aziz from the Office of the Public Guardian offer top tips to speed up the process of setting up a lasting power of attorney.

Charlotte Pisuto

Money talks


Charlotte Pisuto discusses new guidance from the Office of the Public Guardian for attorneys and deputies on making investment decisions for vulnerable people

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