Tim Farmer

The multi-award winning TSF Consultants are recognised as the leaders in the provision of mental capacity assessments. Named as winner of the Lawyers Monthly Expert Witness awards in 2017 and 2018 and the winner of the AI Global ‘Best Mental Capacity Assessment Service’ 2018 award, we believe these reflect our commitment to being the best in the industry.

TSF is built upon the holistic core values that every person has the right to achieve all they can mentally, physically, spiritually and culturally. Through our values of empathy, compassion and empowerment we ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity and supported to achieve their optimum. These values and high standards have seen TSF carry out hundreds of assessments each year across England and Wales and internationally for those clients with UK based assets. They are also the reason TSF is considered the UK’s leader in the field of mental capacity assessments.

TSF Consultants has the largest network of expert mental capacity assessors spanning the UK, giving us truly national coverage. All of our assessors are experts in the field of mental capacity and are recognised by the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian. As professionals in their field they adhere to the highest ethical standards, ensure they keep abreast of case law innovations and legislative guidance. All the team are dedicated to upholding the rights of the individual, ensuring clients remain at the centre of the process using our robust referral procedure, tailored communication methods and home visits.

As innovators in the field of mental capacity assessments TSF has established a unique internal quality governance process to establish reports of the highest quality and substantiated outcomes; thus ensuring the most robust reports in the industry.

Our founder, Tim Farmer has over 25 years’ experience of working with individuals with reduced capacity, is a multi-award winning expert witness and best-selling author. He is the creator of the CMSL principle for setting the Threshold of Understanding when assessing mental capacity, a committed member of Baroness Finlay’s leadership team for the National Mental Capacity Forum and was a contributor to the 2017 Parliamentary Review.

Specialties: Mental Capacity, Court of Protection, Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney, Litigation, Dementia, Best Interest Assessor, Liaison Psychiatry, Teaching.