Court of Protection workload is on the rise!

The latest statistics show that the Court of Protection’s workload is growing at a rapid pace. 

There were 38,945 orders made under the Mental Capacity Act in 2017 which was an increase of nearly 50% in 2016. Over a third (40%) of the orders made related to the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs.

The number of LPAs received also rose, with 180,210 received in the last quarter of the year, up 18% on the equivalent quarter in 2016. Over the entire year, the increase was 28%. 

The full report can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Tayntons expert Lawyers can assist you with any capacity issues, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputy applications. Please contact us on 0800 158 4147 to book an initial consultation with a member of our Wills & Probate team.

Article by Janine Guthrie, Chartered Legal Executive

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