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Learning symposium: Understanding the Court of Protection

  • Sean Collinge
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This one day course is designed to enable participants to feel equipped to attend the Court of Protection and to ensure they know what to expect; the best way to give evidence; the key court of protection roles; courtroom etiquette and terminology. The course will help delegates prepare to give evidence and deal with challenging questioning. A barrister in the field will give them tips on staying calm and composed under pressure and ensuring the evidence they give is fair, balanced and accurately represents application of the key components of the Mental Capacity Act to the Court of Protection judge.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the day, participants will have learned:

  • The practical aspects of attending the Court of Protection such as courtroom etiquette and what to expect
  • How to deal with challenging questioning
  • The key roles of those attending court
  • The key terminology of the Court of Protection
  • Tips on giving evidence and staying calm under pressure



The day will include the following key topics:

  • Introduction and overview of the day
  • Introducing the Court of Protection
  • Key legal terms in the Court of Protection and what they mean
  • Courtroom etiquette
  • Giving evidence- tips on staying in control
  • Common errors that might be challenged through cross examination
  • Further discussion and questions, evaluations and close

*This session is open to Social Workers and staff working in Social Care across the Teaching Partnership (Barnet, Hackney, Haringey, Enfield, and Norwood)

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