For Legal provides you with a half-day masterclass that is packed full of insights from leading speaker, Helen Forster.

This year has seen some significant changes within the realm of Court of Protection, not only in recent case law, but also in the practice and procedure. Whilst these changes are designed to make processes smoother, this update will focus on the numerous changes that have come in and the practical application of each.

This session will equip busy practitioners with an overview of the key developments in this fast-moving area of law which you can use in your applications and appeals. There will be plenty of time for questions, interaction and discussion with Helen.

Helen will cover important changes such as:-

  • The new online application system - pros and cons
  • The New professional deputy standards and what they mean for deputyship practice
  • DOLS
  • Litigation friend vs Official Solicitor appointments
  • Personal budgets and Direct payment accounts and the management of P’s affairs
  • Recent case law and its impact
  • Costs assessments - issues and how to make the process “smoother"

This masterclass is perfect for practitioners including solicitors and paralegals who are seeking to update their knowledge of Court of Protection, or who are considering returning to this area of law following a career break.

Delegates should have a working understanding of Court of Protection matters, however the content can be picked up throughout anyones professional career regardless of experience.

This session will cover the latest developments in Court of Protection matters.

This face-to-face training course consists of a presentation on the day, printed and digital lecture notes to refer to during and after the event.

You will be able to actively listen to the course, ask questions to the speaker on the day, and interact with sponsors.

Maximise learning whilst spending minimal time away from your desk. This half-day conference provides you with 4 hours of learning.

Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after the event closure.

Arrival at 12pm for lunch, the masterclass begins at 12:30pm and ends at 4:30pm.

The £69 +VAT ticket price includes 4 hours of CPD at the event, a sandwich lunch upon arrival and a tea & coffee break in the afternoon. You will also have access to CPD webinars at, including exclusive offers from For Legal.

Of course! Once you select the event, you will have the option to select the number of tickets you want to purchase, then you can follow the instructions on screen. Once your payment has been processed, you will then be asked to assign the tickets to the delegates attending. Each delegate will then receive an email with instructions on how to finalise their booking.

Simply get in touch with to request an invoice, you will need to let us know which event you are booking and how many attendees you need to book.


12:00 - 12:30
Welcome and Lunch
12:30 - 14:15
A Court of Protection Update
14:15 - 14:30
Sponsor Talks
14:30 - 14:50
Afternoon Break
14:50 - 16:30
A Court of Protection Update

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  • Helen Forster

    About the speaker

    Helen Forster

    Helen is the managing director of her law firm, HTF Legal, based in Yorkshire, She is a solicitor and trusts and estates practitioner and has spent over 14 years working in the private client sector. Over the years she has received numerous awards including the category of rising star in England and Wales in the Modern Law Awards in 2016, where she came second. More recently her firm has won “ inheritance firm of the year Yorkshire” in 2023. Her particular specialisms include tax planning and mental capacity work, and in addition she provides training and seminars around the country on the subject.

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