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Capacity Services: Independent assessments and meticulous reports by medical consultants.

Mental Capacity Assessment Retrospective Capacity Assessment
Mental Capacity Assessment

Two-thirds of all Halcyon Doctors are Consultant Psychiatrists and these specialists are ideally placed to assess mental capacity and produce a watertight medical or court report.

Mental Capacity Assessment

UNRIVALLED EXPERTISE

Halcyon Doctors possess both the clinical expertise required to assess cognitive function (and any impairment thereof) and an intricate understanding of the different legal tests applied to determine someone’s mental capacity to take a specific decision or carry out a specific task – examples include:

  • Capacity to set up an LPA for health and welfare
  • Capacity to set up an LPA for property and financial affairs
  • Capacity to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Capacity to set up or change a Will (Testamentary Capacity)
  • Capacity to manage financial affairs
  • Capacity to litigate
  • Capacity to make a significant gift
  • Capacity to decide where to reside

Find Your Halcyon Doctor

Please get in touch to discuss the specific situation and determine which Halcyon Doctor is best in terms of specialism, location and/or spoken language. All Halcyon Doctors are outstanding specialists in their respective field.

Why Choose Halcyon Doctors?

The purpose of every capacity assessment is to take away ambiguity and replace it with unquestionable clarity, which is why only the most solid assessments and reports will do. Halcyon Doctors stand out in providing this solidity.

1

Thorough expert assessments by medical consultants

Halcyon Doctors’ independent mental capacity assessments are thorough (up to 120 minutes), covering the individual’s cognitive, psychological and physical health as well as their capacity to make a … read more
2

Meticulously written reports that stand up in court

One of the reasons for determining someone’s mental capacity to make an important decision is so that it can be defended against future challenges. It is therefore imperative that assessments are conducted … read more
3

Complete service including LPA Certificates and CoP3 Forms

Aside from the assessment and report, the Halcyon Doctor may witness a Will. Following a capacity assessment related to granting Lasting Powers of Attorney, the consultant can either provide an LPA Certificate … read more
4

Seamless integration of medical and legal expertise

Impairment of mental capacity is often a symptom of a serious health condition that needs further specialist attention, which Halcyon Doctors, due to their outstanding clinical expertise, can seamlessly provide. … read more

Proud to be trusted by leading law
firms including:

Pricing Mental Capacity Assessment

CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT PRICING

Each service comprises the appointment time as well as a significant amount of time outside the appointment (“additional consultant time”). The additional consultant time includes, but is not limited to, reading background information, liaising with the Solicitor and/or family members, drafting a full report, and/or completing a CoP3 Form or LPA Certificate, and/or witnessing a Will.

Type of Service

Appointment Time

Additional consultant time*

Price


Type of Service

Capacity assessment + report

Appointment Time

Up to 1 hour

Additional consultant time*

Up to 1 hour

Price

£450


Type of Service

Cognitive & capacity assessment + report

Appointment Time

Up to 2 hours

Additional consultant time*

Between 1.5 and 3 hours

Price

£800 - £1,100


Type of Service

Cognitive & capacity assessment + report

Appointment Time

Up to 3 hours

Additional consultant time*

Up to 3 hours

Price

£1,350


Type of Service

Medico-legal consultation

Appointment Time

Up to 1 Hour

Additional consultant time*

Up to 1 hour

Price

£450


Type of Service

Medico-legal consultation

Appointment Time

Up to 1.5 hours

Additional consultant time*

Between 1 and 1.5 hours

Price

£575 - £675


Type of Service

Travel supplement

Appointment Time

N/A

Additional consultant time*

Up to 30 min. each way

Price

£100


Type of Service

Travel supplement

Appointment Time

N/A

Additional consultant time*

Up to 45 min. each way

Price

£150


Type of Service

Travel supplement

Appointment Time

N/A

Additional consultant time*

Between 60 to 90 min. each way

Price

£200 – £300


*Time spent over and above the agreed allocation of Additional Consultant Time may be charged separately at £250 per hour. Any subsequent charges will be discussed with you in advance.

“I was very pleased and impressed with the service you provided.”
Solicitor, Osbornes LLP
Retrospective Capacity Assessment

A retrospective capacity assessment is conducted when a past decision is legally challenged in the present on the grounds of supposed lack of capacity at the time that decision was taken. An example of this is Contentious Probate, where the validity of someone’s Will is contested at the point of execution.

Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Rajiv Menon has significant experience in retrospective capacity assessments.

Dr Rajiv Menon

Consultant Psychiatrist MB BS, MRCPI, MRCPsych, M.Phil.

OUR EXPERT HALCYON DOCTOR

Being dual-trained in both mental and physical health, Dr Menon has a rare binocular approach when retrospectively assessing capacity (a.k.a. forensic assessments). This is invaluable in more complex cases where individuals were affected by a number of different health conditions. Dr Menon accepts instructions from anywhere in the UK. This service costs £330 per hour.

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“Dear [Halcyon Doctor], thank you for the comprehensive report on Mrs H’s capacity. I am very glad to have received such a detailed report, which chimed with my own view that Mrs H has full capacity.”
Solicitor, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Contact us

For enquiries or instructions,
please get in touch with us today.

Call Halcyon Doctors on: 0203 7000 163,
or email us at: contact@halcyondoctors.com

Our Commitments

Outstanding

Halcyon Doctors are without exception accomplished specialists in psychiatry, geriatrics or neurology. You will be seen by the most appropriate doctor considering your unique symptoms, situation and wishes.

Reassuring

Halcyon Doctors recognise that cognitive impairment is unsettling for both you and your family. We strive to bring a sense of calm and expert reassurance by being approachable and sympathetic, as well as thorough and solution-oriented.

Solicitor, Bolt Burdon
“I use and recommend your services regularly.”

Convenient

We believe excellent medical expertise and high-quality service go hand in hand, which is why Halcyon Doctors aim to schedule appointments within days, at a time and place of your choosing, arranging any follow-ups without delay.

Honest

We pride ourselves on integrity and transparency, providing a clear pricing structure, and refusing financial incentives from pharmaceutical companies or payments for referrals. Halcyon Doctors’ medical approach is wholly independent.