The much-anticipated new procedure for the judicial authorisation of deprivation of liberty in settings outside hospitals and care homes comes into force on 17 November. The procedure implements the judgments of Sir James Munby P in Re X (1) and Re X (2). It is set out in the new Part 2 of Practice Direction 10A (Deprivation of Liberty), and is accompanied by a new application form (with annexes), designed exclusively for applying for court-authorised deprivations of liberty. All the materials are available here.
The Court of Protection has set up a dedicated team to deal with applications made under the Re X procedure. The contact details are:
Court of Protection
P.O. Box 70185
DX 160013 Kingsway 7
Telephone: 0207 421 8665