Till death do us depart…

“I said when I married you… I said till death do us depart, I said and that’s the way I want it because at the end of the day we shouldn’t have other people interfering and stopping us from having that privilege and that’s what I’d like…”

Older People and Decision-Making in the Court of Protection – View from a Psychologist

“…Even though we are only present as observers at the actual hearings, we can be part of a reciprocal dialogue and collaboration between ‘law’ and ‘care’ with blogs such as these and the work of Open Justice Court of Protection – and that must be ‘good thing’!…”

Observing Court Hearings – Valuable Training for Solicitors

“… Whilst it is important to read the Judgment afterwards, it is not the same as actually listening to the hearing as the Judgement does not go into detail of the questions and answers posed…”

Who’s Who in the Court of Protection?

“There can be a large number of people involved in a hearing in the Court of Protection, and as an observer who does not have access to the court papers, it is not always easy to figure out who is who. This Explainer may help.”

A Case Manager observes in the Court of Protection

“…Having observed, I won’t be so concerned, if I’m needed for a hearing in the Court of Protection professionally in the future. It helped me understand too what the expectations are in advance of a case being in court…”

Protection versus Autonomy and Pragmatism versus Principle: A Balancing Act in the Court of Protection

“This is an account of a Court of Protection hearing before Mr Justice Hayden in the case of Re ‘D’ on Friday 19th June 2020. In it I aim to provide an insight into the hearing itself, and — as someone with a keen interest in the law but no legal qualifications — what it was like to observe…”

Seven Perspectives on a Court of Protection hearing

“…Rather than separate blogs, some of us decided to write down our individual observations and put them together in a single blog post, not least because it illustrates the different perspectives people from a range of different backgrounds bring – and hence the diversity of things they “see” – when observing the same case…”

Embedding Open Justice Through a University Law Clinic

“…I hope that readers of this blog will enjoy some posts from our students over the coming weeks, and that their contributions will further highlight the wide range of experiences of remote hearings…”

Two weeks of Open Justice Court of Protection

“…We look forward to our project playing a role in championing the values of Transparency and Disability Justice in the Court of Protection.”

Articulate, Eloquent and Passionate – but does P have the Mental Capacity to Make Decisions about Four Areas of her own Life?

“…The Judge gave P lots of time to put her case; nothing felt rushed and at the end both barristers, and P, were given the opportunity to add anything else. For the entire 60 minutes, P had probably talked for about 80% of the time…”