Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2017

This instrument amends the Court of Protection Rules 2007, which govern practice and procedure in the Court of Protection which has the jurisdiction to make decisions regarding individuals who lack mental capacity (commonly referred to as “P”).   The changes encompass new rules for the use of Civil Restraint Orders to deal with claims that have no merit; and new rules and practice directions to reflect current practices and case law in cross-jurisdictional cases which are emerging more frequently.