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Ministry of Justice

Mental Capacity Act 2005

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The Mental Capacity Act provides a framework to empower and protect people who may lack capacity to make some decisions for themselves.

This section contains guidance for legal and other professionals working within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act, and consists of:

Fixed costs in the Court of Protection

This practice direction details the fixed costs and remuneration that can be claimed by solicitors and public authorities.

Additional guidance

Useful guidance and information such as practitioners guides and articles produced by professionals working within the framework of the act.

Orders made by the Court of Protection

Orders of interest made by the Court of Protection under the Mental Capacity Act since 1 October 2007.