Accessing Open Justice: Our Experience

“…Overall, we encourage anyone with an interest in open justice (which should be everyone), including students, or aspiring lawyers, to utilise this great project and raise awareness of just how open, open justice can be…”

Lived Experience and Professional Expertise as a Lawyer in the Court of Protection

“…We are not faceless, and any one of us could become involved as the subject of, or family member to a person subject to Court of Protection proceedings…”

British Sign Language Interpretation in the Court of Protection

“Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL) are entitled to an interpreter in court. But what does an interpreter do? What don’t they do? Who needs an interpreter and who does the job?…”

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…”

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…”