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New Practice Direction on deprivation of liberty comes into force
Date:17 NOV 2014
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Practice Direction 10AA (Deprivation of Liberty Applications), supplementing the Court of Protection Rules 2007, comes into force today.

The Practice Direction:
  1. addresses the procedure to be followed in applications to the court for orders under section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 relating to a standard or urgent authorisation under Schedule A1 of that Act to deprive a person of his or her liberty; or proceedings (for example, relating to costs or appeals) connected with or consequent upon such applications;
  2. addresses the procedure to be followed in applications under s 16(2)(a) of that Act to authorise deprivation of liberty under section 4A(3) and (4) pursuant to a streamlined procedure; and
  3. makes provision common to applications under both Parts 1 and 2.
Also issued was a Model Re X Order, which is also available to download below.

Click here to download Practice Direction 10AA - Deprivation of Liberty Applications .

Click here to download the Model Re X Order.