Court of Protection—short form applications under Practice Direction 9D
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Court of Protection—short form applications under Practice Direction 9D

The following Private Client guidance note Produced in partnership with Thomson Snell & Passmore provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Court of Protection—short form applications under Practice Direction 9D
  • Procedure

Practice Direction 9D—Application by currently appointed deputies, attorneys and donees in relation to P’s property and affairs (PD 9D), made under rule 9.11 of the Court of Protection Rules 2017 (COPR 2017), sets out a simplified procedure to be used by existing deputies (and attorneys) for more routine applications which relate to the applicant’s powers and duties. It is also authorised in circumstances where the deputy reasonably believes that there are unlikely to be objections raised to the application and when the order sought will not be significant to P’s estate or interests.

PD 9D, para 5 states that the following types of case may be suitable for the short procedure:

  1. regular payments to the deputy in respect of remuneration

  2. variations as to the expenses paid from P’s estate

  3. change to an accounting period

  4. change to the time by which an annual account may be submitted

  5. non-contentious sale of property

  6. authority for disclosure of information

  7. gift or loan provided that the sum is not disproportionate to P’s estate

  8. sale of P’s investments

  9. receipt or discharge of sum due to