Mental health – Court of Protection. The Court of Protection allowed the appeal from a decision of a district judge to dispense with the requirement to serve the patient's father with notice of an application to authorise the mother to make the patient's will with the consequence that the father would be disinherited if the proposed statutory will was executed. Having regard to the Court of Protection Rules 2007, the case was not an exceptional or compelling case that would justify the court departing from its usual practice of joining as a respondent someone who was materially and adversely affected by the application.