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 

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 historical / comparative purposes.


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