Court of Protection Practice (with CD-ROM) 2023


The leading court reference work



Why should you buy Court of Protection Practice 2023


This title is the leading court reference work governing this fast-developing jurisdiction, with a status akin to its sister publication ‘The Family Court Practice’. With a specialist contributor team of leading practitioners and judges, the title provides vital procedural guidance for all practitioners involved in cases in the Court of Protection. Contains, in one portable and easy-to-use volume, all the essential materials needed to practice in the Court of Protection, namely:

  • Narrative Background
  • Procedural Guides (outlining the steps for making various court applications)
  • Key Primary and Secondary Legislation (including the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Court of Protection Rules 2017 and accompanying Practice Directions), with expert annotations
  • Forms with Guidance Notes
  • Case Summaries
  • International Materials

Court of Protection Practice is the leading procedural work, used daily by the specialist nominated judges and those practitioners who appear in the courts before them.

What’s new for 2023?

  • Updates to the Court of Protection Rules, including new rules for contempt proceedings
  • Extensive new and revised commentary to support the new rules
  • All the latest amendments to the practice directions, including a new practice direction on the scheme for unopposed property and affairs orders
  • Updated commentary to reflect the latest case law
  • Case summaries of all recent decisions
  • Commentary on the latest position with liberty protection safeguards
  • An overview of the year from Right Honourable Lord Justice Baker

Editors and Contributors

Consulting Editor: Gordon R Ashton OBE, Retired District Judge and Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection

General Editor: The Rt Hon Lord Justice Baker

Senior Contributing Editor: His Honour Judge Marc Marin, London Group of Family Courts and Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection

Contributors:David Edwards, Healthcare and Welfare Lawyer at the office of the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee;Arianna Kelly, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers;Annabel Lee, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers;Claire van Overdijk, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers;Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon), Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, Visiting Professor at Kings College London, Research Affiliate, University of Essex;Martin Terrell, Partner, Warners Solicitors

International Contributor:Adrian D Ward MBE,Enrolled solicitor, consultant, Expert Adviser, Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law, Edinburgh Napier University; Research Affiliate, Essex Autonomy Project

Past Contributors: James Beck, Retired solicitor and former Healthcare and Welfare Lawyer at the Official Solicitor’s Office 2007–2021;Richard Frimston, Consultant, Russell-Cooke LLP;Penny Letts OBE,Policy Consultant, former Editor of the Elder Law Journal;Laurence Oates,Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court 1999–2006