The Court of Protection and Judicial Review in the Administrative Court – Achieving Best Outcomes for P

The Court of Protection and Judicial Review in the Administrative Court – Achieving Best Outcomes for P


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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We are delighted to invite you to a collaboration between the Administrative Bar Association and the Court of Protection Bar Association.

The topic for the talk is The Court of Protection and Judicial Review in the Administrative Court – Achieving Best Outcomes for P. The talk aims to explore the overlap between the jurisdiction of the two Courts and how they can best help achieve the best outcomes for persons who lack capacity.

Our panellists are as follows:

  • David Lock KC (chair): David Lock was called to the Bar in 1985 and made a KC in 2011. He was a public law specialist as well as conducting a series of sensitive cases in the Court of Protection.  He retired (mostly) as a practising barrister at the end of 2022.  He now sits part time as a Deputy High Court Judge in the King’s Bench and Family Divisions, and is authorised to sit in the Administrative Court and as a Tier 3 Judge in the Court of Protection.  He also as a Recorder in the Crown Court.  He is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and is the lead author of the second edition of the guide to the law of the NHS, “NHS Law and Practice” which is due for publication in September 2024. David is Chair of the Prisoners of Conscience charity and is a board member of the Human Tissue Authority.  He has served as a Member of Parliament and was a Legal Minister in the UK government between 1999 and 2001.
  • Victoria Butler-Cole KC: Victoria specialises in health and social care. Her work includes public law, community care, Court of Protection, medical treatment disputes involving babies and children, inquests, human rights claims, and regulatory appeals. She is the co-founder with Alex Ruck Keene of the 39 Essex Mental Capacity Report, and is recognised as one of the leading barristers in this field, having appearing in many of the leading cases. She is presently Vice-Chair of the Court of Protection Bar Association. Victoria has a particular interest in ethics and is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and a member of the advisory group to the UK Pandemic Ethics Accelerator. She sits as a recorder on the Western Circuit.
  • Emma Sutton KC: Emma specialises in public law in the areas of mental capacity, mental health, health and social care and education, in cases which routinely involve significant human rights issues. She is instructed by a wide range of public bodies, charities and private individuals in complex and unusual cases primarily in the Court of Protection, the Administrative Court and the High Court. Emma has appeared in several high-profile medical cases concerning life and death decisions of children and adults and also specialises in complex property and affairs cases. Emma also represents parties in Article 2 inquests and acts as independent reviewer in multi-agency child and adult death cases where abuse or neglect is suspected. Emma has been appointed by the Attorney General as a Special Advocate and sits part time as a Mental Health Tribunal Judge and a Judge of the Court of Protection in the South West region.

It will take place remotely. Please sign up below. Booking will close on 16 June at 6pm. The remote link will not be sent until after this time.

We very much hope to see you there.



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