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Mental capacity

We have a huge amount of legal and life experience in situations where there are concerns that someone may have lost the capacity to take important decisions for themselves. We can help you to establish the facts of the matter and find a solution.
 

What can you do if an elderly or vulnerable person does not have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves? Or indeed if you need to protect your arrangements against any suggestion of mental incapacity?

If you have concerns that someone in your life is no longer able to take legal decisions for themselves, we can offer guidance. We have a huge amount of legal and life experience in mental capacity matters, and have helped to develop the law in this area. We assist individuals, families, trustees, conservators and other professionals in all kinds of cases.
 

A good first step is to establish the facts of the matter. If necessary, we will call on an extensive network of professional contacts, including medical mental capacity experts, to do this. With this information we will find a solution – whether by agreement, by obtaining a court order, or in the last resort, through litigation.

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Natasha Stourton

Natasha Stourton

Partner | London

Natasha Stourton

Partner | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Stephen Richards

Stephen Richards

Partner | London

Stephen Richards

Partner | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Chua Yee Hoong

Chua Yee Hoong

Partner, WITHERS KHATTARWONG* | Singapore

Chua Yee Hoong

Partner, WITHERS KHATTARWONG* | Singapore

Private client and tax

Billy Ko

Billy Ko

Partner | Hong Kong

Billy Ko

Partner | Hong Kong

Family

Paul Hewitt

Paul Hewitt

Partner | London

Paul Hewitt

Partner | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Deborah Barker

Deborah Barker

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Deborah Barker

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Litigation and arbitration

Jeremiah (Jeremy) J. Moffit

Jeremiah (Jeremy) J. Moffit

Partner | San Diego

Jeremiah (Jeremy) J. Moffit

Partner | San Diego

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Julia Abrey

Julia Abrey

Partner | London

Julia Abrey

Partner | London

Private client and tax

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Elderly and vulnerable people

We have helped many families and trustees through the exceptionally difficult scenario where a person has lost capacity to make decisions for themselves, advising on the full spectrum of issues. Find Out More
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Families and family offices

Families call on us when they want a firm that understands their needs – whether they are looking to pass down wealth, set up and run a family office, or make their mark through philanthropy. Find Out More
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High net worth individuals

With complex interests that often span several jurisdictions, highly successful people need seamless advice. With a full-service offering across our offices around the world, we provide just that. Find Out More

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