In the Matters of ACC, JDJ and HPP  [2020] EWCOP 9on 27th February 2020 Hilder J laid down certain rules in the judgment regarding what a property and affairs deputy can and cannot do in relation to seeking legal advice and taking steps in litigation. In these joined cases the deputies applied to the COP seeking orders for authorised expenditure of the protected persons’ estate for their costs in obtaining legal advice and conducting proceedings on P’s behalf. The Senior Judge’s conclusions are set out in her summary at the end of the judgment.

In Episode 131 of Law Pod UK Amelia Walker of 1 Crown Office Row discusses some of the salient issues in this comprehensive “one stop shop” ruling with Rosalind English.

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