Concerns are raised over proposals to streamline ‘Deprivation of Liberty’ procedure
Legal experts have raised concerns over proposals for a ‘streamlined procedure’ for all Deprivation of Liberty (Dol) applications. Due to the high number of expected applications, the President of the Court of Protection suggested streamlining the applications.
Lawyers representing two vulnerable adults have been given permission to appeal the proposals which would have major consequences for of those affected by Deprivation of Liberty. The proposals would mean the disabled people who would be affected by court decisions would not be involved in court proceedings.
Irwin Mitchell’s law team are representing two young disabled adults who require authorisation from the Court of Protection for their care packages before they can move to a new placement. Where the disabled individual is not in a care home or hospital, court authorisation would be required.
The Court of Appeal has granted permission for the case put forward by Irwin Mitchell’s law team to proceed to an appeal hearing.