A Court of Protection Update with Helen Forster and Paramount Legal Costs - Spring 2024

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A 3-hour recording of our half-day masterclass 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. 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"

Who this is for:

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.

Level of expertise:

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.

Learning outcomes:

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


Your CPD Certificate can be found in your Account.

Helen Forster

Managing Director • HTF Legal Limited

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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