Letter to GP requesting assessment of capacity to make a Will
Letter to GP requesting assessment of capacity to make a Will

The following Private Client guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter to GP requesting assessment of capacity to make a Will
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • The common law
  • General matters

[insert name and address of GP]

[insert date]

Dear Dr [insert name of GP]

[insert full name, address and date of birth of client]

I have been consulted by the above named who I understand to be your patient. [He OR She OR  has requested that I draft a [new] Will on their behalf. The main terms of that proposed Will are that [insert basis details of the terms of the proposed Will].

Having spoken to [him OR her] and with [his OR her] [insert relationship and name of person where appropriate eg daughter etc] I have some concerns as to the mental capacity of [insert name of client] to give instructions for a Will.

I wish to comply with my instructions but am not prepared to do so unless I can be assured that [insert name of client] is not suffering from an impairment of, or disturbance in the functioning of, their mind or brain such that he OR she] is unable to make decisions concerning the making of a Will at the relevant time.

Should such an impairment or disturbance be present to the extent that [insert name of client] is unable to make a decision as to the contents of a Will it would be my intention to make an application to the