Forthcoming Events

On this page you will find details of upcoming events and forthcoming publications from the Open Justice Court of Protection Project.


4th March 2021 (18.30 – 19.30)

The Observer’s Dilemma: Does negotiating with power and parties compromise independence?

Celia and Gill will be sharing our experience of observing hearings in the Court of Protection as part of this panel discussion. We will be talking with other panel members with experience of accessing, or attempting to access proceedings across jurisdictions, and will consider how the Court of Protection Transparency framework compares with other approaches in terms of securing open access to legal proceedings and protecting the independence of those who report on what goes on in court.

Find out more about this seminar and register here

The event above is part of Law, Justice, and the Spaces Between – a series of 4 free seminars exploring the pursuit of justice in the English legal system. The events are being hosted by Bath Publishing and you can find out more and sign up for them here.


Gill will be giving a talk at the Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference between 30 March and 1 April. Her paper is titled “Using sociolegal scholarship to protect disabled people’s rights during the Covid-19 pandemic: The Open Justice Court of Protection Project” and will be part of the Disability, law and social justice: Times of change stream. The conference is hosted this year by Cardiff University but will take place via a virtual conference platform.

Further details and registration for the conference here

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