Court of Protection: New Forms and Legislation Changes from July 2015
Our Head of Court of Protection, Adrian Hawley, would like to provide you with a quick review of the new forms and Legislation that affects Court of Protection work moving forwards.
It’s all change in the Court of Protection world with the introduction of a raft of new forms that came into effect from 1 July 2015. The new forms can be found on the .gov website. Please click here for more information.
Below are a list of the Court of Protection forms that have been affected by the changes.
COP1, Court of Protection Application Form
COP1A, Annex A Supporting information for property and affairs applications
COP1B, Annex B Supporting information for personal welfare applications
COP1C, Supporting information for statutory will, codicil, gift(s), deed of variation or settlement of property.
COP1D, Supporting information for applications to appoint or discharge a trustee.
COP1E, Supporting information for an application by existing deputy or attorney.
COP5, Acknowledgment of service/notification
COP7, Application to object to the registration of a lasting power of attorney (LPA)
COP8, Application relating to the registration of an enduring power of attorney (EPA)
COP9, Application notice
COP10, Application notice for applications to be joined as a party
COP20A, Certificate of notification/non-notification of the person to whom the proceedings relate
COP20B, Certificate of service/non-service notification/non-notification
COP22, Certificate of suitability of litigation friend
COP30, Notice of change of solicitor
COP31, Notice of intention to file evidence by deposition
COP35, Appellant’s notice
COP37, Skeleton argument
COPDLA, Deprivation of Liberty Application form
COPDLB, Deprivation of Liberty
COPDLD, Deprivation of Liberty, Certificate of service/non-service, Certificate of notification/non-notification
COPDLE, Deprivation of Liberty acknowledgment of service/notification
Some of the Lasting Power of Attorney forms have also been amended and can also be found on the .gov website. Please click here for more information.
Legislation has finished its progression with the new Practice Directions, and amendments to the Practice Directions, supplementing the Court of Protection Rules 2007 that were introduced from 1 July 2015 following the earlier introduction of Practice Direction 3A and 3B that came into effect on 6 April 2015. The legislation can be located at The Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2015.
The overriding amendment is the introduction of the Practice Direction 2A which compels the Court to take into the involvement of “P” during the setting up and application to the Court of Protection.
PIC can support you with the costs process for your Court of Protection work in relation to applications and Property and financial affairs including the annual general maintenance of finances. For further information please contact Adrian on 0161 4133 850 or at email@example.com. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange the collection of a file for Costing please contact Jacqui Gibbs at Jacqui.Gibbs@pic.legal or by calling 01302 343666.