Notwithstanding the pandemic, law firms up and down the land have managed to find a modus operandi that has not only adapted to the ‘new world’ but that has also allowed them to flourish and improve services.

COP confidence crisis

However, the Court of Protection (COP) has struggled to adapt in the same way. The effect is that, in recent times, there has been an apparent loss of confidence in the COP by ‘P’ (the name used for the vulnerable person who does not have mental capacity), families of P and the professional deputies who work to protect P.

Members of the Professional Deputies Forum (PDF) and other COP users have been known to assert views that their COP experie...

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