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Court Of Protection

Court Of Protection Proceedings

The Court of Protection is a specialist Court which deals with decision making for people who cannot make decisions for themselves.

Adults who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and are seen as vulnerable individuals and are placed in care homes or hospitals because it is considered to be in their best interests to protect them from harm.

Adults not detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 Act, may be subject to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The DoLS is to ensure that any person who lacks capacity and is deprived of their liberty is justified.

The Court of Protection hears cases in which it is asked to make serious decisions about a person’s right to life, liberty, safety, medical treatment,  marriage or civil partnership and right to a family life.

Depending on the facts and issues in a particular case, Legal Aid may be available.

More information

  • Deputyship applications
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deprivation of Liberty Issues
  • Mental Capacity
  • Mental Health

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