This important pilot will start in early 2016. The majority of hearings will be heard in public, with steps taken to preserve the anonymity of P and P's family. The link below gives details as to the pilot with links to the new Practice Directions and precedent orders: https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/court-of-protection-to-test-increased-access-for-public-and-media/
Practitioners will need to ensure their clients are aware of these changes. The criteria against which the success of this pilot will be assessed will be important as will the methods used to assess it. We will provide more information as soon as we are able.