Special Assessments
Specialist Assessments

Court standard Mental Capacity Assessments

United Kingdom
England & Wales

Assessors conveniently located throughout England and Wales   

Fast turnaround

Flexible appointments 7 days a week

Providing Exceptional Mental Capacity Assessments


Friendly Independent Social Workers Specialising in Mental Capacity Assessments

Thornton & Lee are a team of Independent Social Workers. We are highly experienced, compassionate, insured, qualified and registered Social Workers. With Independent Social Workers conveniently located throughout England and Wales, we offer Mental Capacity assessments of the highest standard, completed promptly, that are also value for money.

We have observed first hand members of the public struggling to find a professional willing to complete a Mental Capacity assessment promptly, and efficiently, that is robust enough to be upheld in Court.

Our team of kind and friendly Independent Social Workers will ensure you are put at ease, and receive a professional, efficient, high quality service, taking the stress out of trying to source an affordable Mental Capacity assessment.

We work with and are trusted by some of the leading Legal and Financial firms throughout England and Wales, and we welcome referrals from both professionals and members of the public. Contact us today for a no obligation discussion.

Our Services


Capacity to Enter into Lasting Power of Attorney

When drawing up a new LPA, the person must be deemed to have Mental Capacity at the time of its composition. In order to safeguard the person, ensure it is legal, and to avoid later challenges. Our Mental Capacity Assessors are Registered Professionals and are very experienced in completing robust Mental Capacity assessments.


COP3 Capacity Assessments

A COP3 Form is a specialist Mental Capacity assessment required by The Court of Protection when applying for Deputyship. Our Mental Capacity Assessors can complete a COP3 promptly and efficiently. The average waiting time for our COP3 assessment is less than 7 days.


Assessors for Testamentary Capacity

The ‘Golden Rule’ when making a Will suggests that a Mental Capacity assessment is required to ensure that your wishes regarding your estate are honoured, and not contested following your passing. Our kind and friendly Mental Capacity Assessors will place your wishes at the forefront of all they do.

We offer a comprehensive range of Mental Capacity Assessments, explore our services to see how we can assist you.


"Sadly, our uncle was developing dementia and could not walk anymore, it had become necessary to put facilities in place to help him manage his affairs. To achieve this, we needed a professional assessment of his capacity to manage his affairs. He had always been a proud and a private man, to achieve this would need very sensitive and skilful handling. We asked Thornton & Lee for help to complete a COP3 assessment. The Assessor was wonderful. She contacted the care home and arranged a meeting in friendly and personal surroundings at the care home. We attended the meeting with her. The Assessor was extremely patient and treated our uncle with respect and compassion. I have never seen someone handle a difficult situation so well. She was thoroughly professional and gained our uncle’s trust, not an easy thing to achieve. The Assessor did not rush to meet a deadline; she asked highly relevant questions in a very effective and caring way taking over one and a half hours. The communication and response has been quick and efficient, with no delays. In our experience and opinion, The Assessor was highly competent, thoroughly professional and one of the rare breed that is truly passionate about what she does and how she cares about people. Highly Recommended".

Mr W, private customer who commissioned Thornton & Lee to complete a Property and Financial Affairs COP3, Norfolk