New Practice Direction on deprivation of liberty comes into force

By: Juliet
On: Monday, 17 November, 2014

Practice Direction 10AA (Deprivation of Liberty Applications), supplementing the Court of Protection Rules 2007, comes into force today.

The Practice Direction:

  1. addresses the procedure to be followed in applications to the court for orders under section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 relating to a standard or urgent authorisation under Schedule A1 of that Act to deprive a person of his or her liberty; or proceedings (for example, relating to costs or appeals) connected with or consequent upon such applications;
  2. addresses the procedure to be followed in applications under s 16(2)(a) of that Act to authorise deprivation of liberty under section 4A(3) …read more

    Source: Family Law News