No permission is required for an application to the Court of Protection1 for the exercise of any of its powers under the Mental Capacity Act 2005: (1) by a person who lacks, or is alleged to lack, capacity2; (2) if such a person has not reached 18, by anyone with parental responsibility3 for him4; (3) by the donor or a donee of a lasting power of attorney5 to which the application relates6; (4) by a deputy7 appointed by the court for a person to whom the application relates8; or (5) by a person named in an existing order of the court, if the application relates to the order9. Nor is
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