Professional Training

Court of Protection Practice

BPP Professional Education, In London (+1 locations)
Length
1 day
Price
502 GBP
Next course start
21 June, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
Length
1 day
Price
502 GBP
Next course start
21 June, 2024 (+3 start dates)
Course delivery
Self-Paced Online

Course description

Overview

Sweeping changes to the law and practice of the Court of Protection in 2007 radically overhauled the geography of this growing area of practice. There have and continue to be developments in this area, ranging from LPA’s, deputyship, to deprivation of liberty cases. This course is not just for those who advise elderly clients but also will assist those who do personal injury work for those victims who cannot manage their own property and affairs. Aside from looking at the law and procedure of lasting powers of attorney you will also consider the MCA 2005 more broadly. This course will look at the role of The Court of Protection and an overview of the forms required by the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy. Practical case studies and case law developments will be covered in the course.

Who is this for?

This course will be of benefit to legal practitioners new to this area of law. The course will also suit fee earners across various levels.

What will you learn?

  • Understand the main changes made by the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Identify the different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney and be able to advise on the benefits and drawbacks of each.
  • Draft clauses for Powers with confidence.
  • Understand the registration process and why it is important.
  • Develop the skills to complete the required forms to register a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Appreciate the importance of advanced decisions and statutory will applications.
  • Recognise the formalities for and role of a Living Will.
  • Understand when a deputy application can be made to the Court of Protection and which forms are required.
  • Understand the position with deprivation of liberty cases

PSC Elective

This course may be undertaken as a PSC elective, although it may also be attended by non-trainees.

SRA Competence

B

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Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

21 June, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

4 September, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

9 December, 2024

  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to legal practitioners new to this area of law. The course will suit fee earners from the senior partner to unqualified staff.

Training Course Content

By the end of this course you will be able to:Understand the main changes made by the Mental Capacity Act 2005Identify the different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney and be able to advise on the benefits and drawbacks of each.Draft clauses for Powers with confidence.Understand the registration process and why it is important.Develop the skills to complete the required forms to register a Lasting Power of AttorneyAppreciate the importance of advanced decisions and statutory will applications.Recognise the formalities for and role of a Living Will.Understand when a deputy application can be made to the Court of Protection and which forms are required.

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