Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2017

The Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2017 were laid before Parliament today (23 February).  They make provision for civil restraint orders and, in a new Part 24 – and, at last – provision for applications relating to the international jurisdiction of the Court of Protection.  They will come into force on 6 April 2017.  They are accompanied by a new PD in relation to civil restraint orders (PD23C) and in relation to Schedule 3 applications (PD24A).  Minor amendments are also made to other PDs, not least to cater for a merging of the approaches in the transparency pilot and in PD9E to serious medical treatment.  The new PDs and the amendments can be found in this document, and we will post the versions separately on our PD page when they appear on the Judiciary website.