Patients might particularly value home or hospital visits – and these are undertaken at no extra cost.
You might know of patients who:
- Sadly, need an urgent Will or similar advice
- May be at risk of financial abuse and need advice regarding powers of attorney or the Court of Protection
- Could be becoming mentally incapable and need their legal / financial affairs reviewed or updated
- Might receive compensation as a result of an accident and need a formal Trust created which protects their means-test benefits
Often “Auntie” comes to us with nephew (who we have never met before) and are told that Auntie wants to make a new Will – in nephew’s favour.
If there are concerns about Auntie’s ability to understand a Will or give proper thought to her wishes, then a referral may be made to Auntie’s GP for an assessment of her mental capacity.
All important, however, is the detail of the letter to the GP so that he or she clearly understands the nature of that assessment.