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The Featured Hearings we list here are provided for convenience, and for ease-of-access for people who may be unfamiliar with observing hearings in the Court of Protection. You can arrange to attend any of these (or check out our Find More Hearings page for links to further hearings in the Court of Protection – there are up to 30 hearings listed each day, across England and Wales).

You do not need permission to do this – and you should feel free to go ahead and arrange to access a hearing without contacting us in advance, unless you could use information or support we haven’t included on this site (though we would love you to write about your experiences and observations for our blog!)

Featured Hearings

Tuesday 4 August 2020

This is where we provide details of hearings you can observe right away. They are chosen from the listings published in the Court of Protection’s Daily Cause Lists. These are some of the many hearings that are scheduled to take place across the country each day.

Hearings are often adjourned or vacated – so be prepared for the fact that your chosen hearing may not actually take place.

IMPORTANT: Note that hearings can be delayed. If you have not had a response to your enquiry about observing a hearing by the time the hearing is scheduled DO NOT ABANDON HOPE. Stay by the phone and keep checking your emails. A hearing can sometimes be 30-45 mins late and the judge may not have time to tell you about this until just beforehand.

Note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, except where otherwise stated, all hearings are scheduled to take place remotely.

*** Please also check our Twitter feed for additional hearings across England and Wales ***

Case No. COP 13619326 –  CLE 

At: Liverpool Civil and Family Court

Time:  10.30am Tuesday 4 August 2020

Before: His Honour Judge Gregory 

Further Details: 

(a) Where CLE should reside (b) CLE’s care arrangements (c) Whether to vary or terminate a standard authorisation (d) Whether there has been an unlawful deprivation of liberty

[IN PUBLIC WITH REPORTING RESTRICTIONS] 

Anyone wanting to observe any Court of Protection hearing (including those being conducted in private) should contact the listing Court: COPLiverpool@justice.gov.uk or Tel: 0151 296 2440

If you haven’t observed COP hearings remotely before check out our “Public Observer’s Wiki” for useful tips – and read some of our blogs to learn about other people’s experience of observing remote hearings.

Case No.  COP 13622852 – NC 

At: The Court of Protection At Central Family Court 

Time: 2pm Tuesday 4 August 2020

Before: DEPUTY DISTRICT JUDGE CHAHAL

Further Details:

Where P should live

If you wish to observe any hearing, please contact JST  on 0207 4218718 
(email: courtofprotectionhearings@justice.gov.uk)

If you haven’t observed COP hearings remotely before check out our “Public Observer’s Wiki” for useful tips – and read some of our blogs to learn about other people’s experience of observing remote hearings.

Case No.  COP 13622783

Time: 11.30 Tuesday 4 August 2020

Before: District Judge Geddes

At: Leeds Combined Court Centre

Further Details:

No information about issues before the court is provided

Hearing via Skype

Anyone wanting to observe any Court of Protection hearing (including those being conducted in private) should contact the listing Court: Cop.leeds.countycourt@justice.gov.uk   or tel 0113 306 2800

If you haven’t observed COP hearings remotely before check out our “Public Observer’s Wiki” for useful tips – and read some of our blogs to learn about other people’s experience of observing remote hearings.

Case No. COP 13596294

At: County Court and Family Court at Newcastle

Time: 10am Tuesday 4 August 2020

Before: District Judge Searl

Further Details:

WHERE P SHALL LIVE, HEALTHCARE DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY PUBLIC WITH REPORTING RESTRICTIONS

Email. COPNewcastle.newcastle.countycourt@justice.gov.uk or Tel: 0191 205 8750

If you haven’t observed COP hearings remotely before check out our “Public Observer’s Wiki” for useful tips – and read some of our blogs to learn about other people’s experience of observing remote hearings.

Case No. COP 1356254T 

At: County Court and Family Court at Newcastle

Time: 4pm Tuesday 4 August 2020

Before: Her Honour Judge Moir

Further Details:

No infomation about issues for the court is provided

Email. COPNewcastle.newcastle.countycourt@justice.gov.uk or Tel: 0191 205 8750

If you haven’t observed COP hearings remotely before check out our “Public Observer’s Wiki” for useful tips – and read some of our blogs to learn about other people’s experience of observing remote hearings.

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