Court of Protection Seminar

5th May 2011

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 governs the making of decisions in relation to vulnerable adults who lack the capacity to decide for themselves, bringing together under the umbrella of a new Court of Protection the types of applications which used to be heard either under the Act’s predecessor (for financial decisions) or under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court (for welfare decisions).

Since coming into force in 2007 the number of cases coming before the court system has increased exponentially. These cases now make up 10% of the Family Division’s workload. The Court of Protection has its own registry at Archway dealing solely with this work.

Given the number of cases being heard, the law in this area is being refined and changed at a rapid pace. This seminar will attempt to cover recent developments in the law as well as providing practical tips when embarking on a new case.

Who should attend?

This seminar is suitable for a broad spectrum of delegates, both those who already have a Court of Protection caseload and those who are looking to develop their practice in this field. There will be written material provided to ensure that those unfamiliar with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 understand the key concepts before being launched into the recent case law. Practitioners who undertake either care cases or financial work may find that the Court of Protection overlaps with their existing practice as use of the Act increases.


The International Dispute Resolution Centre
70 Fleet Street, London.  EC4Y 1EU

Places for this seminar are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Registration is at 5.30pm and the seminar will start at 6pm

1.5 CPD Hours have been applied for.  Ref BTM/CHLS
The seminar will be chair by Robin Barda


Angela Lake-Carroll
Sally Bradley
James Copley

This seminar is FOC. Donations will be collected on the night for the charity MIND

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