The Court of Protection’s has decided to allow the public and media in for the first time. The initiative will initially run for a period of six months. It will be very interesting to see what the public makes of the workings of the court and how the media reports. The decision also comes at a time when more reviews are being undertaken by the court and so things should be busy.
To avoid the Court of Protection many people choose instead to make a Lasting Power of Attorney to ensure that if they lose capacity someone they trust can look after the financial and property affairs or their health and welfare.