COPR: what do the new rules actually do (and mean)?

In part because the Court of Protection Amendment Rules are written in typically impenetrable statutory instrument style, and in part to give commentary to explain more as to the reasoning behind them, you can find here an unofficial consolidation of the Rules as they will be from 1st July 2015 with the changes incorporated, and here a version of the consolidated Rules with unofficial explanatory notes prepared by Alex.   We will be providing further updates in due course specifically tied to the relevant paragraphs in the book, and will also publish the new/amended Practice Directions when they become available.