Amended Court of Protection Practice Directions from 1 April 2024

Amendments to three Practice Directions supplementing the Court of Protection Rules 2017 have been made. In summary the changes are:

  • Practice Direction 2A is amended to make provision for circumstances in which circuit judges and recorders may act as Tier 3 Judges.
  • Practice Direction 19B is substituted to reflect updates to fixed costs that may be claimed by deputies, and to make other consequential amendments to reflect recent case law.
  • Practice Direction 20B is amended to clarify the circumstances in which appeals from a Tier 2 Judge may be heard by the Court of Appeal.

The amendments to the Practice Directions come into force on 1 April 2024.

All the Practice Directions can be found on the Court of Protection Handbook here.

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