Court of Protection Practice 2010 is an essential major work for lawyers and judges working in the Court of Protection. In a portable, single volume it provides a detailed and authoritative guide to the enlarged jurisdiction, with a similar style and format to The Family Court Practice and Civil Court Service. It is ideal for use in court or when preparing for court. A key feature of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 was the creation of the new Court of Protection which inherited the powers of the former Court of that name to manage a mentally incapacitated person's financial affairs. Additionally, decision-making with regard to 'personal welfare' matters, including medical treatment, w comes within the discrete jurisdiction of the Court of Protection, and includes topics such as persistent vegetative state cases and sterilisation. As the jurisdiction evolves, it is vital for practitioners to have up-to-date information in order to act for clients efficiently and accurately.
General Editor and contributor: District Judge Gordon Ashton, Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection Contributors: Penny Letts, Policy Consultant; District Judge Marc Marin, Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection; Laurence Oates, Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court 1999-2006; Martin Terrell, Partner, Thomson Snell & Passmore and Adrian D. Ward, Partner, Turnbull & Ward, Scotland