Accredited legal representatives in the Court of Protection

This practice note includes detailed advice on:

  • the role of an accredited legal representative
  • communicating with and taking instructions from your client
  • representing 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 s21A Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • other issues e.g. breach of the HRA 1998

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.