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Court of Protection

This section contains statutory documents produced for the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and Court of Protection (Court). This includes Practice Directions the Court rules.

Practice Directions are directions given by the President of the Court on the Court's practices and procedures. They need to be read in conjunction with the Court Rules in order to have a better understanding of how the Court operates.

They are written in plain English although it is legal professionals who will mainly consider Practice Directions.

3A - Authorised Court Officers (PDF 18.7kb)

4A - Court documents

4B - Statements of truth

6A - Service

7A - Notifying P

8A - Permission

9A - The application form

9B - Notification of other persons that an application form has been issued

9C - Responding to an application

9D - Applications by currently appointed Deputies, Attorneys, and Donees in relation to P's property and affairs

9E - Applications relating to serious medical treatment

9F - Applications relating to statutory wills, codicils, settlements and other dealings with P's property

9G - Applications to appoint or discharge a trustee

9H - Applications relating to the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney

10A - Applications within proceedings

10AA Deprivation of Liberty practice direction - November 2011 (PDF 36.0kb)

10B - Urgent and interim applications

11A - Human rights

12A - Court's jurisdiction to be exercised by certain judges

12B - Procedure for disputing the Courts jurisdiction

13A - Hearings (including reporting restrictions)

13B - Court Bundles (PDF 53.1kb)

14A - Written evidence

14B - Admissions, evidence and depositions practice direction - November 2011 (PDF 33.9kb)

14C - Fee for examiners of the Court

14D - Witness summons

14E - Section 49 reports

15A - Expert evidence

17A - Litigation friend

18A - Change of solicitor

19A - Costs practice direction - November 2011 (PDF 20.2kb)

19B - Fixed costs in the Court of Protection

20A - Appeals

21A - Contempt of Court

22A - Transitional provisions

22B - Transitory provisions

22C - Appeals against decisions made under Part 7 of the Mental Health Act 1983 or under the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act 1985 which are brought on or after commencement

23A - Request for directions where notice of objection prevents the Public Guardian from registering an Enduring Power of Attorney

23B - Where P ceases to lack capacity or dies

Court of Protection Rules

2011 No. 2753 (L.19) - The Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2011 (PDF 39.7kb)

Court of Protection Rules 2007

Fixed costs in the Court of Protection

Committal for Contempt of Court (PDF 15.0kb)


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