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The new edition of Court of Protection Handbook is out now

Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) is a co-author of the new Court of Protection Handbook.


Court of Protection Handbook: a user’s guide addresses in detail the practice and processes of the Court of Protection – across the whole range of its work – in terms that are aimed not only at lawyers but also to the increasing numbers of people who either by choice or otherwise are involved in proceedings before the Court of Protection without legal help.


Court of Protection Handbook is comprehensive yet accessible. Complex issues are explained clearly and succinctly with the helpful use of tables and diagrams.


The authors are widely recognised as leading specialists in Court of Protection work, with an unrivalled breadth of experience. They also write, teach and train extensively on the Mental Capacity Act and the Court of Protection, and are all at the centre of development of law and procedure in the Court.


The book begins with a chapter (new for this edition) called ‘we are not “Ps” we are people’, then provides an authoritative overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Court of Protection, before turning to a step-by-step guide through the processes of making an application, funding and representation issues, preparing for and appearing at hearings, evidence, costs, enforcement and appeals. Specific areas such as medical treatment cases and those concerning deprivation of liberty get their own, dedicated, chapters and new for this edition is a chapter about how the courts respond to those who have capacity but are considered vulnerable.


You can order your copy here:


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