Capacity Vault has been designed and created to ensure that everyone can protect their wishes. Previously the only way to reliably get evidence of your mental capacity was to see a solicitor and/or a doctor every time you made a will. For elderly, poorly and those with dementia-related diagnoses this is very expensive.
With Capacity Vault you can create evidence that will be kept forever. Our evidence is stamped with a unique tamper-proof and legally verifiable code. If your will is challenged we provide verifiable copies of the original to the court along with all the necessary oaths, declarations and paperwork the court needs to use our snapshot of your capacity as evidence.
The team behind capacity vault consist of solicitors, barristers, will writers, and specialist programmers and designers.
Oliver is the head of legal on the Capacity Vault team. He is a qualified solicitor and affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Early in his career Oliver saw the real problems and injustices caused to the elderly – especially when it came to making wills and end of life planning. Since 2008 Oliver has been dedicated to making legal services accessible, safe and secure to all.
Andrii is the multiple award-winning lead developer for Capacity Vault with a wealth of experience in FinTech and LegalTech product development. He has a particular interest in security, encryption and safe handling of client data.
Rachel heads the Partnerships team at Capacity Vault. She has worked extensively within sales in verticals including Legal, Finance and Training.
Olya cultivates the user experience for Capacity Vault. Olya has used her design skills and experience to ensure that users of all ages and of all abilities can access and record their Capacity Vault entries. Inspiration and advice was taken from government guidance, leading dementia and elderly care charities and medical experts.
Leigh acted as a consultant barrister during the design and development of Capacity Vault. Leigh advised on the scripts to be used, to ensure Capacity Vault gathers the right information from users. Leigh also called upon his experience to ensure that Capacity Vault recordings can be provided to the Courts in the form of admissible evidence. Leigh is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). Leigh is the Chairman of the STEP Digital Assets Special Interest Group.
Marie has drawn upon her decades of experience managing major projects for banking companies and other international institutions. Marie ensures that the end users needs are kept front and centre of our system as it evolves and adapts.
Awards and recognition
Winner: Modern Law Private Client Awards 2023 - Best Use of Technology
A business that: (1) Adopted a technology-based tool, technique, or system creating a significant competitive advantage over the past 12 months; (2) Demonstrated how the technology improved the service; (3) Evidenced strong teamwork and co-operation; and (4) Shown innovation in the conception and delivery of the technology.
Winner: Modern Law Private Client Awards 2023 - Best Innovation
This award recognises: (1) A sustained success through a product or service launched over the last year; (2) Has challenged conventional thinking; (3) The innovation has transformed a key element of a department’s culture or performance; and (4) They have broken new ground in the delivery of their services to clients
Winner: Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards 2023 - Making a Difference in Legacy Giving
Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards celebrate excellence and reward innovation in the legacy giving sector.
Capacity Vault was recognised for reducing the risk fo challenged wills in the sector.
British Wills & Probate Awards - Will Writing Firm of the Year - National
On the back of implementation of Capacity Vault the will writing firm Digilegal Ltd was highly commended as will writing firm of the year
Capacity Vault is registered at Companies House, Company No. 13721399.