Client Capacity: Practical Considerations & Best Practice (On Demand)

This On Demand was originally recorded on 30 March 2022.

Client capacity can be a “grey” and challenging area for lawyers in various areas of practice, and with our ageing population it will continue to be so. Having an understanding of capacity issues in different legal contexts and of the relevant legal tests and thresholds for capacity, is essential. Recognising red flags and having strategies to sensitively advise your client, knowing when and how to obtain the relevant capacity assessment from a medical practitioner, and your obligations regarding client instructions when capacity is in question but not medically assessed, are all key.

This On Demand will provide Practical considerations from both the legal and medical perspective, including other aspects such as removal of incapacitated trustees under the Trusts Act 2019 and practical “house-keeping” tips to assist an attorney when acting for an incapacitated client under an EPA.

Who should view?

All those practising in the areas of general practice, trusts and estates, elder law, mental health and disability, health care, criminal and family law.


CPD Hours: 2.00hr

Pricing Details

Ticket Price

Member - $200.00 GST

Non-Member - $280.00 GST