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How should we proceed in relation to documents that can only be signed personally by the appointed deputy, where that is an individual who is self-isolating or working from home in accordance with government guidance?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/03/2020

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  • How should we proceed in relation to documents that can only be signed personally by the appointed deputy, where that is an individual who is self-isolating or working from home in accordance with government guidance?

The Vice-President of the Court of Protection, Mr Justice Hayden, has issued guidance for judges and practitioners offering practical solutions to some of the issues being raised in connection with coronavirus, including this question. See Court of Protection: Guidance COVID-19.

In this guidance, Mr Justice Hayden notes that the Court of Protection Rules 2017, SI 2017/1035, r 5.1, and Practice Direction 5A: Court documents and Practice Directi

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