A refreshed set of standards to help court appointed deputies in their duties has been published on the OPG website.
As explained in the accompanying blog post, the standards are not new but have been refreshed following feedback that the existing standards for public and professional deputies could be simpler and to plug a gap for lay deputies.
The full collection of standards is available on the OPG website.
New guidance from the Vice President, Me Justice Hayden, following his judgment in Re A (Covert Medication, Closed Proceedings),  EWCOP 44
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has announced the appointment of 22 new Court of Protection General Visitors and the re-appointment of a further six.
Bill set to enter committee stage
Due to come into force 1st January 2023. The rules make changes to contempt proceedings and electronic service. The full explanatory note is set out below:
These Rules amend the Court of Protection Rules 2017 (S.I. 2017/1035) to substitute for Part 21 of those Rules a new Part 21, for the purpose of making provision for a consistent approach in relation to contempt proceedings having regard to the relevant provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (S.I. 1998/3132 – see Part 81 as substituted by S.I. 2020/747) and the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (S.I. 2010/2955 – see Part 37 as substituted by S.I. 2020/758).
These Rules also make minor amendments in rules 6.3 and 9.1 of the Court of Protection Rules 2017, principally to clarify the rules for electronic service and to make reference to a new practice direction supplementing the Rules."
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