Court of Protection


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Court of Protection

The UK Court responsible for looking after the financial affairs of people who cannot legally do it themselves because of lack of capacity.

CoP duties
Granting Enduring Powers of Attorney, making wills, and giving general guidance, directions and orders for managing property and financial affairs.
References in periodicals archive ?
He said: "I am delighted to have joined CJCH Solicitors as part of its industry renowned Mental Health Law and Court of Protection Team.
Further, she practices in health and welfare matters in the Court of Protection, and conducts judicial review and Human Rights claims with a focus on community care provision and child rights.
EMG Solicitors is regarded for its skills and experience across a range of areas including family law, wills, trusts and probate, residential conveyancing and Court of Protection work.
The Court of Protection has ruled on cases for 25 years but the process can take months or years, and it costs health authorities about [pounds sterling]50,000 in legal fees to lodge an appeal.
Joanna Grewer, an expert Court of Protection lawyer at Irwin Mitchell representing him, said: "John's recovery and continued rehabilitation has been amazing.
On Tuesday, the Court of Protection - where judges consider issues concerning people lacking mental capacity to take decisions - was told Mr Briggs had been diagnosed as being "in a minimally con-scious state" by his doctors at The Walton Centre in Liverpool, and an independent doctor.
Not only has the firm maintained its previous rankings in the Legal 500, it has climbed for their work in Construction (West Midlands), Charities (London), Court of Protection (London) and Local Government (London).
Sue Jackson is a Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection in the UK.
In other settings the Court of Protection can authorise a deprivation of liberty.
A COUNTY Durham firm of solicitors is celebrating the success of its Court of Protection work by promoting one of its associates to a director.
The judge ruled in the woman's favour late on Friday after analysing the case at an eight-hour hearing in the Court of Protection. A lawyer who represented the woman said there were no winners.
But after an anonymous person raised concerns, he was removed from that position by the Court of Protection in April.