Accredited legal representatives in the Court of Protection

This practice note includes detailed advice on the role of an accredited legal representative (ALR) in the Court of Protection.

It covers:

  • communicating with and taking instructions from your client
  • representing the subject of the proceedings (P) and ensuring P’s effective participation
  • your duties of confidentiality and disclosure
  • good practice in the Court of Protection
  • funding of P’s legal costs
  • applications under section 21A Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • other legal issues arising in the course of the case

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information, see the legal status.