An Introductory Guide to Assessing Capacity

Brought to you by Today's Training

Friday April 30th, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Brought to you by Today’s Training, part of Today’s Wills and Probate, the purpose of this course is to assist legal practitioners to understand the relevant legal (statutory, guidance and case law) framework and to give confidence in identifying where capacity may be an issue and how to deal with it.

In this practical webinar we will cover

  • An understanding of capacity: what is it, who can assess it, why assessments are required
  • Understanding the legal framework regarding capacity
  • How to assess capacity
  • What to do if your client lacks capacity

Please note, the course fee is per person

Who Should Attend

  • This course is aimed at legal and medical practitioners (including paralegals and trainee solicitors, or equivalent, social workers and case managers) who are inexperienced in applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in the assessment of capacity in their day-to-day practice.   


  • Beginner/Intermediate


Speaker: Holly Chantler

Holly Chantler heads up the private client team at Morrisons Solicitors. She specialises in capacity law and acts as a panel deputy and guardian.

She is a director of the Professional Deputies Forum and Solicitors for the Elderly and is a co-author of the Law Society Older Client Handbook and Butterworths Law and Finance for the Older Client.

Registrations for this event is now closed.