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Court of Protection judge hands down key ruling on joining P as party

A Court of Protection judge has handed down the latest major judgment on whether P must be joined as a party to proceedings in deprivation of liberty cases where they are in supported living or their home and so outside the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards regime.

Mr Justice Charles’ ruling comes after the President of the Court of Protection, Sir James Munby, last year sought in Re X [2014] EWCOP 25 to establish a streamlined procedure to deal with a surge in applications following the landmark Supreme Court judgment in Cheshire West

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