Urgent Applications to the Court of Protection

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Course Overview

The Court of Protection (COP), created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, has jurisdiction over the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who it claims lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.

Applications to the COP are critically important which is why it is crucial that private client practitioners are confident in their knowledge of and ability to make urgent applications to the COP and thereby ensure the best outcome for their clients.


  • Urgent and fast-track applications to the Court of Protection
  • Applications for urgent medical treatment
  • Removal of deputy
  • Objections to registration of the lasting power
  • Revocation of lasting powers of attorney
  • Cancellation of registration
  • Enduring powers
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Delegation by co-owners
  • Power to appoint trustee
  • Protection of purchasers

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Have a greater understanding of the topics detailed above
    • Be familiar with the forms required when submitting an urgent application the COP
    • Have considered the Practice Directions in respect of applications to the COP
    • Feel more confident when advising clients regarding applications to the COP

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - John Thurston

John is particularly interested in the law relating to wills, trusts, taxation, powers of attorney and elderly clients.

John is the author of "A Practitioner's Guide to Powers of Attorney", "A Practitioner's Guide to Trusts", "A Practitioner's Guide to Inheritance Claims" , "A Practitioner's Guide to Executorship and Administration" and "Estate Planning for the Middle Income Client" all published by Bloomsbury Professional.

John is also a contributor to "Tolley's Administration of Trusts" and "Tolley's Administration of Estates" and also contributed a section to "Tax Efficient Will Drafting" published by LexisNexis Butterworths.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    51 Page
  • Evaluation
    3 Page