Mental Capacity
from the Experts

Wide ranging Mental Capacity Assessments for all circumstances

TSF were the first company to undertake remote capacity assessments in 2017, and have completed many with clients ranging in age from 15 to 109, with conditions including Cerebral Palsy, brain injury, schizoaffective disorder, dementia, stroke and depression, and those who are deaf, blind and non-verbal.

Whilst assessments via video link is now the default, when able to do so, we will also complete face to face assessments, as necessary. And if, for whatever reason, an initial assessment by video link is unsuccessful, we will include a subsequent face to face assessment for a reduced additional fee.

We have established a number of proprietary processes that enable us to identify the threshold of understanding and associated question set for every decision we assess. And we have our own unique Quality Monitoring team whose sole purpose is to ensure our assessments and outcomes are of the highest quality, producing the most robust reports in the industry which stand up to legal challenge.

We are acutely aware that the assessment process can appear confusing and that you want the process to be as simple as possible. That’s why we have a team of dedicated Client Liaison Officers who will see your case through from start to finish, and who will arrange an assessment directly with the client or care home.

To find out more about how we can help you please contact us.

Testamentary capacity, or capacity to make a Will is not covered by the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and requires a legal test known as Banks v Goodfellow. Contact us to arrange an assessment.

Like testamentary capacity, capacity to litigate is not covered under the Mental Capacity Act (2005). Rather it is covered by case law, the most recent being Dunhill v Burgin (2014). Contact us to discuss your case further.

The capacity to manage property and financial affairs assessment covers a broad range of topics such as savings, income, outgoings, bank accounts, budgeting and property values. Contact us for more detail.

For a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) we can act as a certificate provider, act as a witness and provide an accompanying report if needed. Contact us to discuss how we can assist you.

Falling within the MCA 2-stage test our assessors can skilfully complete a CoP3 form or report for these highly complex and important assessments. Our assessors’ expertise proves invaluable, contact us for details.

A surprisingly complex assessment for which our assessors skillfully apply the current lead case law, Re Beaney (1978), often combined with Banks vs Goodfellow. Contact the team to find out more.

Capacity assessments are complex – often individuals feel that an independent, second opinion is needed on a whole range of subjects. Contact us to coordinate an additional assessment if needed.

Having completed a Mental Capacity Assessment, we can also complete Part B of the CoP form which is submitted to the Court of Protection. Contact us for more information.