A substantial number of changes to the rules governing Court of Protection cases will come into force in April & July this year.
They have been introduced by the Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2015 (SI 2015 No. 548) and introduce changes to many aspects of procedure including who can appear as a litigant in person, appeals and service of documents.
The full notes to the Statutory Instrument are set out below or you can read whole thing here.
A team at Cardiff University has published research looking into the use of the Court of Protection by public authorities. The data was obtained through Freedom of Information requests about their involvement in CoP welfare cases during 2013-14 .
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