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Court of Protection Made Clear: A User’s Guide

Two barristers from Colleton Chambers, Claire Wills-Goldingham QC and Marie Leslie, have authored a book with Dr Divall which has now been published – “Court of Protection Made Clear: A Users Guide”. There is an accompanying website resource: www.courtofprotectionhub.uk which users can sign up to in order to receive e-mail updates regarding Court of Protection matters.

The book deliberately sets out to bridge the gap between the people using the Court and the professionals who advise them so that all involved can make fully informed decisions about money and welfare at what can be a stressful time.

Using plain English, it demystifies the law, language and procedure and is enhanced by a raft of invaluable flowcharts, tables and model documents that help put the guidance into practice.

While accessible to the non-lawyer the book also provides the professional legal adviser with a quick, clear first point of reference.

The book is fully up-to-date including the Case Management, Section 49 Reports and Transparency Pilot Practice Directions.

The book covers every aspect of the Court of Protection together with a glossary, useful documents, tables of applications, Practice Directions (including renamed Practice Directions under the Pilot), guidance notes and modifications under the Pilot plus invaluable template letters.

It is accessible to the non-lawyer but also provides the professional legal adviser with a quick, clear first point of reference.

It will therefore be an essential reference for all
• care home managers and senior staff
• local authority staff working in elderly care services
• other professionals acting as deputies or advising on family affairs
• individuals who have become involved in Court of Protection proceedings for whatever reason
• private client & family lawyers undertaking Court of Protection work

Court of Protection Made Clear: A User’s Guide has been well received and a review can be found here: www.pinktape.co.uk

Claire Wills-Goldingham QC and Marie Leslie are both regularly instructed to deal with Court of Protection matters by solicitors and members of the public. Their clerk, Gareth Latchem, can be contacted on 01392 274898.


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