SB (capacity assessment) [2020] EWCOP 43
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Application by the OS discharging a previous order for the instruction of a third independent expert psychiatrist, to assess the P’s capacity to make decisions about contact with other people. The court made the order sought. During a previous judgment the parties in the case had requested ... .. read more..

The Public Guardian v Riddle (No. 2) [2020] EWCOP 41
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The court had to decide if the professional deputy could be remunerated at a higher rate than public authority deputies. The court concluded that he could not. The professional deputy's primary position at a previous hearing was that he should be authorised to charge fees at the solicitor’s... .. read more..

AB (deprivation of liberty) [2020] EWCOP 39
Monday, September 7, 2020

The court had to decide if the P, who lives in a flat in supported accommodation, was being deprived of her liberty. The court ruled that she was. The P lives in a flat in supported accommodation where there is always support available at any time of the day and night. She is broadly at libe... .. read more..

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust v AB [2020] EWCOP 40
Monday, August 24, 2020

Declarations were made that the P, who suffered from anorexia nervosa, did not have capacity to make decisions about her treatment for the condition, nor was it in her best interests to receive any further treatment. The 28 year old P had suffered from anorexia nervosa since the age of 13 an... .. read more..

CoP Costs Column: Deputy costs & time frames
Thursday, August 20, 2020

In our latest costs column from A&M Bacon, Emma Robinett sets out a reminder of when you can apply for general management costs. For this update we thought it would be useful to look at time frames for submitting bills to the Court of Protection.Application to be appointed as deputyOf course,... .. read more..

Cumbria County Council v A [2020] EWCOP 38
Friday, July 24, 2020

​​Where a deputy wishes to discontinue in the role, an application must be made to the court.  The applicant sought to be appointed as Property and Affairs Deputy in 7 cases where the Council no longer wished to act as deputy. The key issues were:i. What should be the approach of... .. read more..

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