Retrospective Mental Capacity Assessment
What is retrospective capacity?
When an individual’s decision-making is contested on the grounds they lacked capacity at the time of making a decision, we can provide a retrospective assessment to identify their capacity. This can include a mental capacity assessment of the individual, reviewing medical records, and discussions with family, friends and professionals.
What can a retrospective assessment include?
Depending on the situation, a retrospective capacity assessment can include:
A Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
A transaction specific Financial Vulnerability Assessment
A transaction specific Family and Friends Interview
A review of medical records
A Mental Capacity Assessment in line with the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and relevant case law
By completing these different interviews and assessments, we can carry out a thorough investigation and ascertain the probability of the individual having the capacity for a specific decision at a specific time. Retrospective assessments can be completed pre and post-mortem for a range of specific decisions.
Financial Decision Tracker
Not only does our assessment include a rpeort evidencing your capacity but where appropriate we also include a financial decision tracker at no additional cost.