Legislation, Forms and Practice Directions

The links here are provided in good faith; however, caution should always be exercised in ensuring that the version of the legislation or guidance is current as not all freely available official sources (such as legislation.gov.uk) are entirely up to date.

Primary Legislation

Secondary Legislation

Codes of Practice

COP forms and fees

Practice Guidance and Practice Notes

Court of Protection Practice Directions as of 1 December 2017 

Note, these are unofficial versions created from the consolidated Practice Direction making document here.  They will be replaced with links to the versions on the Judiciary website when these are published.

Note: the previous PD9E (relating to serious medical treatment) was repealed with effect from 1 December 2017.  No further PD relating to such medical treatment has been proposed at present.

Re X process

Accredited Legal Representatives

Details of the ALR scheme – and those who are accredited as ALRs – can be found here.   The Practice Note issued by the Law Society for those acting as ALRs can be found here (the Practice Note is free, but requires registration).

Previous Practice Directions (to 1 December 2017)

These are maintained here for the time being as they be of relevance in the transitional period to the new regime under the Court of Protection Rules 2017.

The Transparency Pilot PD and PD9E were amended with effect from 1 March 2017, PD 10AA and 13A with effect from 6 April. New PDs 23C (Civil Restraint Orders) and 24A (International Protection of Adults) also came into force on 6 April 2017.  Theses amendments/new PDs are only available in a composite document here.



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