Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005: “a person is deemed to have capacity unless it is shown otherwise”.
If you, or a loved one, have a mental illness or are showing signs of dementia, there may be times when you need a legal expert to help you understand your rights or to act as your representative.
The Mental Capacity Act provides for legal framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to make particular decisions for themselves.
The underlying philosophy of the Act is to ensure any decisions made on behalf of those individuals lacking capacity are made in their best interests.
Our knowledgeable solicitors are on hand to discuss any aspect of mental health law. If you can’t get to our offices, we can usually arrange to visit you – either in hospital or at another location. Call us today for a confidential discussion and to find out how we can help you.