Comparison of Court of Protection Rules 2017 and Court of Protection Rules 2007
Comparison of Court of Protection Rules 2017 and Court of Protection Rules 2007

The following Private Client guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Comparison of Court of Protection Rules 2017 and Court of Protection Rules 2007

The Court of Protection Rules 2017 (COPR 2017), SI 2017/1035 were laid before Parliament on 30 October 2017 and came into force on 1 December 2017. COPR 2017 revoke the Court of Protection Rules 2007, SI 2007/1744 and the amendments made to them by the Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules of 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2017 (SI 2009/582, SI 2011/2753, SI 2015/548 and SI 2017/187 respectively) and replace them with a consolidated set of rules.

The rules are predominantly consolidating rules, bringing together all the amendments in the rules since COPR 2007 was enacted, including those relating to case management introduced on a pilot basis last year. The new procedures introduced by the transparency and section 49 pilot schemes will be introduced by way of new practice directions. The main change is that the rules have been renumbered to follow the same format as the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR 1998), SI 1998/3132, the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 and the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, SI 2015/1490, which will enable easier amendment of the rules in future. The only new rules are those relating to contempt of court contained in the new COPR 2017, Pt 21. These new rules are modelled on provisions in CPR 1998, Pt 81 and FPR 2010, Pt 37 and contain comprehensive provision for proceedings