Make a statutory will on behalf of someone else

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

Court hearings

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
London
WC1A 9JA