An Introduction to Mental Capacity (E-learning Course)
This e-learning course will enable you more confidently to take instructions from, act for and meet the needs of clients who may lack the mental capacity to properly instruct them. You will learn how to to properly identify and act for clients who may lack the mental capacity to give instructions, take advice or make decisions. You will also consider the responsibilities that you have towards such clients and how, in meeting those responsibilities, you can benefit yourself, your practice and your clients.
Topics covered include:
What is mental capacity?
The various legal tests of capacity by area of law
Techniques for assessing capacity
What happens when someone is deemed to lack the capacity to give instructions to or receive advice from a legal advisor
What is needed to properly receive instructions from an agent