Understanding the Court of Protection

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via Zoom

About the Event

Please register your interest by emailing assistant@edgetraining.org.uk


This half day course is designed to enable participants to feel equipped to attend the Court of Protection and to ensure they know what to expect including: 

  • Refreshing key aspects of mental capacity law with reference to statute and code
  • Familiarise participants with the Court of Protection process, including during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Key legal terms in the Court of Protection and what they mean
  • Assist participants with the process of evidence giving

Learning outcomes

By the end of the day, participants will have learned: 

  • Increased knowledge of mental capacity law and practice
  • Increased knowledge of the statutory frameworks and rules within which the Court operates
  • Ability to identify where an application should be made
  • Improved understanding of the stages of a case in the Court of Protection


The day will include the following key topics:

  • Introduction and overview of the day
  • Introducing the Court of Protection
  • Key legal terms in the Court of Protection and what they mean
  • Courtroom etiquette
  • Giving evidence- tips on staying in control
  • Common errors that might be challenged through cross examination
  • Further discussion and questions, evaluations and close

The course will be delivered by Sophy Miles

Sophy is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers where she specialises in Court of Protection cases, acting for vulnerable people, their families and local authorities. She is a fee paid (part time) judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health). She regularly writes, blogs and trains on mental health and mental capacity issues.

Sophy is co-author of two books

  • Court of Protection Handbook- Legal Action Group – 3rd edition
  • Mental Health Tribunals –Legal Action Group- 1st edition.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.

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