This one hour webinar will provide a review of recent Court of Protection developments. 

You will hear from our expert speakers on key topics relating to the Court of Protection as well as a detailed update on recent developments in the law and practice relating to the Court of Protection’s property and affairs jurisdiction.

Originally broadcast on 9 December 2016, the session covers:

  • recent rule and practice direction changes
  • the Transparency and Case Management Pilot Practice Directions
  • Deputyship v Personal Injury Trusts revisited – Watt v ABC
  • the property and affairs deputy and deprivation of liberty applications – Staffordshire County Council v SRK
  • re D – dispensing with service of statutory will applications on affected individuals
  • what will be in the new senior judge’s in-tray?

Speakers - Barbara Rich and David Rees

David Rees - barrister, 5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn
David is well known for his experience in wills, trusts, estates and Court of Protection matters. He is ranked in Band 1 for Traditional Chancery and as Star Individual in Court of Protection in Chambers UK Bar Guide 2017 where he is described as ‘one of the leading lights in the field’ who ‘is able to look at matters from every conceivable angle and give holistic and pragmatic advice on problems put before him’. He is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and appears before all levels of judge in the Court of Protection.

Barbara Rich - barrister and mediator, 5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn
She is ranked in Band 1 for Traditional Chancery and as Star Individual in Court of Protection Property & Affairs in Chambers UK Bar Guide 2017 where she is described as ‘compelling and has the ear of the court in a way which is totally deserved.’ She has appeared in many leading cases under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 including Watt v ABC (2016 - use of personal injury trusts in place of deputyships); Re D (2016 – dispensing with service of statutory will application on affected individual); XY and Z (minors) (2014 – whether in best interests of incapacitated adult to make non-contractual payments to foster carer for her children); and NT v. FS A & Others (2013 – complex statutory will case).