The Court of Protection makes decisions on applications which involve people who lack mental capacity.

You can contact the court if you have a query about an application:

The HM Courts and Tribunals website has:

Court of Protection
courtofprotectionenquiries@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 456 4600
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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You can also write to the Court of Protection or visit the public counter.

Emergency applications

Contact the Court of Protection if there’s a situation that needs an urgent decision, eg when you want to stop someone who lacks mental capacity being removed from where they live.

Ask to speak to the urgent business officer when you call.

Emergency applications
Telephone: 0300 456 4600
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
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Out-of-hours emergency applications
Telephone: 020 7947 6000
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