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Forward thinking strategies to prepare and protect vulnerable clients

Ageing population is a global phenomenon. It has become increasingly important to protect persons who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves on legal, financial, and other related issues as demographic structures shift towards an ageing population.

“Mental Capacity” generally refers to the mental competence of an individual to make decisions and engage in certain activities when he/she has the capacity to understand the tasks involved, weighing up the consequences of the decision and communicating it to others.

Our team of experienced professionals will guide families through the legal framework to protect persons without mental capacity and help their family members make appropriate applications to the Court for the management of their financial matters and affairs.

Our comprehensive service covers:

  • applications to the High Court for the appointment of a Committee under Part II of the Mental Health Ordinance (Cap. 136);
  • advising Committees in the exercise of their duties and powers pursuant to Court Orders;
  • acting as Independent Professional Committee for persons who lack mental capacity in managing their property and affairs; and
  • litigating on behalf of persons under disability.

If you would like to receive further information about our service in this area, please get in touch.

Mental Capacity Law and Vulnerable Client Practice SERVICES