5. Getting a decision
The Court of Protection will tell you if:
- your application’s been approved or rejected
- you have to provide more information, eg further medical reports
- there’ll be a hearing to get more information
The Court of Protection will hold a hearing, or hearings, if you haven’t been able to reach a decision with the people you’ve served.
You can also get a solicitor to represent you during the hearing.
Read the guidance on what to expect from a Court of Protection hearing.
You’ll have to pay a hearing fee after the court makes their final decision.
Appeal a decision
You can ask for a decision that was made without a hearing to be reconsidered any time within 21 days of the decision being made.
To appeal a decision made at a court hearing download and fill in the Appellants Notice Form COP 35.
You must pay £400. You can apply for help paying the fee if you’re getting certain benefits or on a low income.
Send the form to the Court of Protection with a cheque made payable to ‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service’ within 21 days of the date the decision was made.
Court of Protection
PO Box 70185
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn