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Legal experts celebrate 10 years of Court of Protection Practitioners Association CoPPA celebrated its anniversary at Manchester Art Gallery

Legal experts from across the region came together earlier this month to celebrate the 10th anniversary since the launch of CoPPA – a national organisation supporting, informing and connecting everyone who works in the Court of Protection.

Founded in Manchester by specialist Court of Protection lawyer Kate Edwards in 2012, CoPPA now has nine regional hubs spanning the whole of England and Wales.

Dedicated to the understanding and development of the Court of Protection, and Mental Capacity Law, its committee consists of leading experts from across the country, including CoPPA Co-Chairs Melanie Varey and Mathieu Culverhouse, who are Partners at Simpson Millar and Irwin Mitchell respectively.

Held at Manchester Art Gallery, the celebratory 10th anniversary event welcomed prestigious guests including the current Vice-President and High Court Judge, Mr Justice Hayden, as well as the former Vice-President, Sir William Charles.

The North West Regional Lead, His Honour Judge Burrows, former North West Regional Lead, Judge Butler, and District Judge Matharu, were also in attendance.

Commenting on the event CoPPA’s founder and committee member Kate Edwards, a Senior Associate at Simpson Millar and the co-author of the Court of Protection Handbook, said: “CoPPA was established to champion best practice in the Court of Protection and in the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, so it was wonderful to see so many members in attendance at the recent anniversary event.

“Having started as a small group of individuals in Manchester in 2012 we now have nine regional hubs, and a strong presence in all areas of both England and Wales. That growth is indicative of the dedication and commitment of the people operating in this legal field, and I am excited to see what the next 10 years has in store.”

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