Mental Capacity – Requirements for a Valid Will and LPA

Capacity To Make A Will

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Course Overview

This session will examine the essential ingredient of capacity to make a will valid and lasting powers of attorney. Lecturer Safda Mahmood will provide viewers with an overview of the requirements for a valid will and will examine what capacity is, and how it is assessed.

Consideration will also be given to the five statutory principles contained within the Mental Health Act 2005 and the issues that can arise when the client experiences delusions or lucid periods.

In addition, this session will discuss the appropriate safeguards which can be put in place to ensure capacity is properly addressed.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Appreciate the importance of clients make their own decisions and how practitioners can assist in this process
  • • Have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when, advising clients regarding this crucial area of private client practice

What is the target audience?

  • Private client practitioners


About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
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  • Evaluation
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