Pump Court Chambers

Court of Protection Conference – London

25th Mar 2020, 17:30 to 19:30
Law Society Court of Protection Seminar

Pump Court Chambers’ Court of Protection Team are pleased to announce that we will be holding our annual London Court of Protection conference on Wednesday 25th  March 2020, at The Law Society. This conference promises to be an engaging event. The Court of Protection Team are particularly delighted that this year, The Honourable Mr Justice Cohen has agreed to deliver the key-note speech, on current COP issues in the High Court. The conference will also include insightful seminars from experienced Court of Protection practitioners, on a range of topical subjects, which will prove invaluable to practitioners in this area.



5.30 pm – Registration

6.00 pm – Conference commences

7.30 pm – Drinks and Networking



  • A view from the Bench – Current COP Issues in the High Court
  • Case law update – Important case law in 2019/2020
  • Deputies’ duties – Removal/protection of deputies for property & affairs, and how to avoid pitfalls
  • Welfare deputyship applications: Re Lawson, Mottram and Hopton (appointment of personal welfare deputies) [2019]


Guest Speaker

The Honourable Mr Justice Cohen was called to the Bar (L) in 1974 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1993, as a Recorder in 1997 and as a fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber in 2000 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2005. He was appointed a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the retirement of Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart and sits within the Court of Protection and the Family Division. He is a former member of 4 Paper Buildings and formerly a Door Tenant at Pump Court Chambers.




We anticipate that this event will attract considerable interest. There are limited spaces, and we would therefore invite you to register for this event at the earliest opportunity. Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Sean Collum on 020 7353 711 or via email s.collum@pumpcourtchambers.com 


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