TheCourt of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2017
were laid before Parliament today (23 February). They make provision for civil restraint orders and, in a new Part 24 - and, at last - provision for applications relating to the international jurisdiction of the Court of Protection. They will come into force on 6 April 2017. They are accompanied by a new PD in relation to civil restraint orders (PD23C) and in relation to Schedule 3 applications (PD24A). Minor amendments are also made to other PDs, not least to cater for a merging of the approaches in the transparency pilot and in PD9E to serious medical treatment. The new PDs and the amendments can be found in thisdocument
, and we will post the versions separately on our PD page when they appear on the Judiciary website.