Those who are about to headdesk, salute you Caesar.
Yes, given their rip-roaring success in public law Children Act cases and their tour-de-force in private law Children Act cases – where they managed to introduce at exactly the same time as all the lawyers were taken out of the system a process so complex and convoluted that it creates a key hearing with a name that literally cannot be pronounced…
The Court of Protection are proud to announce their very own labryinthine set of rules and processes.
Oh, and joyfully, they’ve called them Pathways. Because absolutely every single thing that has ever been labelled a Pathway has been an unqualified success and we absolutely want to build on THAT particular reputation.
Would you like a little taste? Well, obviously, they start off using very simple ideas and philosophies and plain English, because they’re bearing in mind that the Court of Protection is used by lay people who are there concerned about members of their family but don’t get free legal representation.
Plain English like:-
And thank heavens that’s all cleared up.
I would have provided you all with a simple overview of the Pilot, but I realised at page seven that the thudding noise in my ears was my brain forcibly trying to get out of my head so that it could stop reading this stuff.
By way of simple flowchart
- Were you thinking of entering into Court of Protection Work? (If No, then YAY! If Yes, then Reconsider)
- Are you already doing Court of Protection Work? (If No, then high-five dude, you’re scott-free. If Yes, then make a new plan Stan)