Our Sheree Green is delighted to have contributed two chapters to this new updated Law Society publication.
It is aimed at helping doctors and lawyers understand how to assess a person’s capacity to make their own decisions. Focussing on best practice, it explores how best to involve and support the person being assessed. It also includes helpful sample questions and letters. The guide covers a whole raft of different types of decision making, including financial decisions such as making gifts, managing finances, making a will, or entering into a contract, and the more personal everyday decisions we all have to make, such as whether to marry, or what care or medical treatment to receive.
Sheree says, “It is so important that mental capacity assessments are done thoroughly and accurately, with the person being assessed kept right at the heart of the process. This is the only way we can ensure that people retain control of their own lives, as far as possible, making their own choices, despite a health issue such as dementia or a learning disability that may impact to some extent on their understanding”.
The guide is available through the Law Society Publishers, found here