Court of Protection Law Reports

Edited by Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon)

We are delighted to make these much-needed Reports available
again for practitioners working in the difficult and complex field of
Court of Protection work. 





      Frequency: Quarterly
      Type: Journal
      Format: Print or Digital     
      ISSN: 2048-7134 (Print)

      ISSN: 3049-4796 (Online)

      £350.00 (Print, annual subscription)
      £245.00 (Digital, annual subscription)



About the journal

This series of reports covers every aspect of the law, practice and procedure governing the enlarged Court of Protection (CoP) jurisdiction, including all significant cases resulting from both health and welfare issues, and property matters and financial affairs.

Publishing 4 times a year, they provide judicially-approved headnotes of cases in the Court of Protection, and where directly relevant to the application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, cases from the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and High Court.

Each report contains a headnote, drafted by an experienced specialist editor, providing a concise summary of the case, the issues involved and the points of law raised. All case reports are judicially-approved prior to publication, making them both authoritative and reliable.


The Court of Protection Law Reports are available as a standalone subscription in print or digital format, and are also available as part of the full Bloomsbury Professional Online Family Law service.


About the Editor

Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon), 39 Essex Chambers, UK. His practice is focused on mental capacity, mental health and healthcare law. He also writes extensively - editing and contributing to leading textbooks - and he was the de facto editor of the Court of Protection Law Reports when it was published by LexisNexis prior to 2023.

Alex is also a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and a Research Affiliate at the Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex. He sits on the Court of Protection Rules Committee, and is also a member of the International Family Law Committee, with a specific brief to raise the profile of cross-border capacity issues. He also sits – uniquely – on both the Mental Health and Disability Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales and on the Mental Health and Disability Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.

Alex was made an Honorary KC in 2022, reflecting his contributions to mental capacity and mental health law outside the court room.

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Volume contents

Volume 1 (11th May 2024):

  • The Health Service Executive of Ireland v A Hospital Provider [2023] EWCOP 55, 24-Nov-23
  • HH v Hywel DDa University Health Board & Ors [2023] EWCOP 18, 28-Feb-23
  • Re PN (Capacity Sexual Relations and Disclosure) [2023] EWCOP 44, 20-Oct-23
  • Stockport MBC v KB [2023] EWCOP 58, 21-Dec-23
  • TA v the Public Guardian [2023] EWCOP 63, 07-Dec-23
  • Re VA (Medical Treatment) [2023] EWCA Civ 1190, 13-Oct-23

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