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Court of Protection User Group

"The purpose of the Court User Group is to provide a forum for discussion for matters causing concern for Court Users and views and comments on policy issues."


Forthcoming meetings

No future event is currently listed on our database (see previous events).

Past meetings


Older minutes (listed manually)

  • Minutes of Court User Group Meeting (17/10/18) — (1) Apologies. (2) Minutes and Action points. (3) Court Manager’s Report: (a) Issue volumes; (b) Disposals; (c) Timeliness; (d) Backlogs; (e) COP 9s; (f) Multiple Points of Entry. (4) Filing of Bundles on time. (5) Delays in dealing with applications and urgent applications. (6) Update on court dress in public hearings. (7) Removal of bundles after Hearing. (8) E-Bundles. (9) Update on Accredited Legal Representatives (ALR). (10) Bonding of Lay deputies. (11) Capacity regarding financial scams. (12) Use of professional visitors. (13) Any other business. (14) Date of next meeting: Tuesday 23/4/19 at 2pm at First Avenue House.

Newer minutes (on database)

The following is an automatically-generated list of all resources whose Author is "Court of Protection User Group":

  • COP User Group, 'Minutes of Court User Group Meeting' (27/10/21) (Sentence: COPUG minutes, Abstract: Headings include: Operations/Delivery Manager’s Report, including pilot update and graph; Filing COP20 Certificates; Update from the Mental Capacity Policy Team; Support for listings in SE Region; OPG requirement for the completion of a COP4 form when applying for a Local Authority to become replacement Deputy; Current timescales (deputy orders/ other property applications/ welfare applications); Delays in orders (with example); Urgent applications for ACC authority for costs on education appeals; Delays in receiving orders from the court after they have been made; Accredited legal representatives (ALRs), staff are waiting for courses to resume (Is the Court able to assist by raising this in some forum with the Law Society?); Public Observers' Issues.)
  • Minutes of Court User Group Meeting (14/4/21) (Sentence: COPUG minutes, Abstract: These are the minutes of Court of Protection User Group: Meeting (online, 14/4/21), including the appendices and list of action points. The next meetings are: (1) Court User Group for property and affairs matters only, 24 June 2021 at 2pm; (2) General Court User Group, 13 October 2021 at 2pm.)
  • Minutes of Court User Group Meeting (8/10/20) (Sentence: COPUG minutes, Abstract: (1) Apologies; (2) Minutes and action points; (3) Operations Manager's report; (4) Delivery Manager's report; (5) Update from the Mental Capacity Policy Team; (6) Current arrangements during pandemic; (7) Current statistics; (8) Court of Protection hearings inbox; (9) Digital developments; (10) Property and affairs deputy seeking to raise welfare issues; (11) AOB. The next meeting was arranged for 14/4/21.)
  • Minutes of Court User Group Meeting (15/10/19) (Sentence: COPUG minutes, Abstract: (1) Apologies; (2) Minutes and Action points; (3) Court Manager’s Report; (4) Misplaced COP20As and COP20Bs; (5) Interim deputyship orders that specify the date on which the appointment will end; (6) Clerical mistakes or slip rules on court orders; (7) Service of final orders (Rule 6.2); (8) Anonymised deputyship orders; (9) Delayed issue of COPDOL 11 applications; (10) Delivery of bundles and position statements; (11) Problems in deputyship orders; (12) Service of orders on Local Authority applicant; (13) P&A deputyship orders - exclusion of authority to (a) enter into/terminate tenancies or (b) sell; (14) Required forms; (15) Photographs of court as visual aid for P; (16) E-mails received out of hours to vacate next day hearings; (17) Any other business.)
  • Minutes of Court User Group Meeting (30/4/19) (Sentence: COPUG minutes, Abstract: (1) Apologies; (2) Minutes and Action points; (3) Court Manager's Report; (4) Update on the Mental Capacity Amendment Bills; (5) Response to correspondence; (6) Update on ALR scheme; (7) Contacting the court by telephone; (8) Update on progress of e-bundling; (9) COP9 papers not served; (10) COP General visitors using insecure IT equipment when visiting lay deputies; (11) Dealing with urgent applications; (12) Applications for authorities outside the standard terms of deputyship; (13) Request for consideration of a streamlined property and affairs process; (14) Amendment of property and affairs order templates to include reference to support for making decisions when P has capacity; (15) Naming solicitors in judgments; (16) Any other business. Next meeting: 15/10/19 at 1400, at First Avenue House.)
  • Minutes of Court User Group Meeting (25/4/18) (Sentence: COPUG minutes, Abstract: The next meeting of the Court of Protection User Group will be at 1400 on Wednesday 17/10/18 in Court 23 at First Avenue House.)


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