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Inside the Court of Protection

Alison Brammer (Based in the Department of Law, University of Keele, Keele, UK)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 30 November 2012




This paper aims to summarize the work of the Court of Protection.


The paper outlines the history and range of applications within the jurisdiction of the Court, drawing from the Mental Capacity Act and the Code of Practice. Reference is made to annual reports of the work of the court which profile its workload. Finally there is a review of a line of case law dealing with the question of media attendance and reporting of cases before the court.


The Court in its current form was established under The Mental Capacity Act, 2005 and is a significant decision‐making body in the UK within adult safeguarding practice concerning adults whose decision‐making capacity is impaired. The implications of several specific cases are discussed.


This paper provides a unique insight into the work of the Court of Protection and the implications of recent decisions by the Court for adult safeguarding.



Brammer, A. (2012), "Inside the Court of Protection", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 14 No. 6, pp. 297-301.



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