The Court of Protection1 may, pending the determination of an application to it in relation to a person ('P'), make an order or give directions in respect of any matter if: (1) there is reason to believe that P lacks capacity2 in relation to the matter3; (2) the matter is one to which its powers under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 extend4; and (3) it is in P's best interests5 to make the order, or give the directions, without delay6.
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