607. General powers of the Court of Protection to make decisions and appoint court deputies.

The Court of Protection1 has the power to make decisions in respect of a person's personal welfare and his property and affairs where that person lacks capacity in relation to those matters2. The Court also has the power to make declarations as to whether a person has or lacks capacity to make a decision specified in the declaration, whether a person has or lacks capacity to make decisions on such matters as are described in the declaration and the lawfulness or otherwise of any act done, or yet to be done, in relation to that person3.

When exercising these powers