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Court of Protection Practice Directions come into force 6 April 2015

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The new Practice Directions, and amendments to the Practice Directions, supplementing the Court of Protection Rules 2007 are made by the President of the Court of Protection under the powers delegated to him by the Lord Chief Justice under section 52(3) of the Mental Capacity Act and Schedule 2, Part 1, paragraph 2(2) of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, and are approved by Simon Hughes, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties, by the authority of the Lord Chancellor.

The amendments and new Practice Directions come into force on 6 April 2015 as follows:

Practice Direction 3A – Authorised Court Officers

Practice Direction 3B – Levels of Judiciary

Practice Direction 11A – Human Rights

Practice Direction 12A – Court’s jurisdiction to be exercised by certain judges

Practice Direction 20A – Appeals

Practice Direction 20B – Allocation of Appeals

There will be further amendments to Practice Directions not listed above on 1 July 2015 (see attached note).

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