Medicolegal assesments can be conducted at the request of solicitors and/or courts. A specialist assesment is conducted and a careful report complied with reccomendations and provided to the court. I have significant experience in this area and have acted as expert witnesses to court in the field of mental health for the elderly. Assessments can be conducted at home, care homes, long term residential and rehab units as well as prisons depending on circumstances. Apart form mental health assesment reports, I can carry out capacity assessment, assessments for Enduring power of Attorney, Best interest reports and reports for the Court of Protection.
Please note that I do not deal with compensation claims.
I have skills in capacity assessments in the elderly and those with mental illness. I am a special visitor to the Office of Public Gaurdian.
Elderly people who still possess abilities might be able to nominate a deputy who can manage their affairs on their behalf should the time come. A legal and valid way of doing this would be to appoint a ‘power of attorney’, which is a relatively straightforward process, with information available online and via most legal firms and solicitors. In the unfortunate position where this has not been done before people lose their abilities to make this nomination, a more arduous process called a ‘court of protection application’ is needed. Here the application is made to a court to arrive at the decision of how the affairs are to be dealt with. Unfortunately this is often more complex and expensive.
A good guide for those considering deputyship
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