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King's College London: Mental Health, Ethics and Law MSc This MSc programme will equip students to become leaders in mental health policy, law or practice. It has been designed for health care professionals, lawyers, policy makers, and all those with a relevant first degree who are keen to consider the difficult questions raised by mental ill health and society's response. Benefits of the programme include that it:
  • Offers in-depth and integrated clinical, philosophical and legal analysis of key issues in the field of mental health.
  • Is supported by the UK's first centre of medical law and ethics (CMLE) and Europe’s largest centre for research and teaching in psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience (IoPPN).
  • Is located in central London and maintains close links with national and international policy formers and leading legal and clinical practitioner communities.
For further information on this course, please visit the King’s online prospectus.
2016-09-28 PELT: Introduction to the Mental Health Act - Hoylake, 28/9/16 This course is designed for those with little or no experience of the Mental Health Act. Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm (30-minute lunch not included). Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2016-10-04 PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS - Hoylake, 4/10/16 This course is designed for those with little or no experience of the Mental Capacity Act and how to deprive someone of their liberty. Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm (30-minute lunch not included). Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2016-10-06 RadcliffesLeBrasseur: Annual Mental Health Conference - London, 6/10/16 Speakers: Andrew Parsons (A review of common concerns in mental health: war stories, errors and risk management), Peter Mant (Mental health law case update), Mat Kinton (The new Code of Practice: experience and issues to date), Simon Burrows (DOLS case law update), Dr Anupam Kishore (What mental health issues keep consultant psychiatrists awake at night?). Time: 9.15am - 3.30pm. Price: £96 inc VAT. See RadcliffesLeBrasseur website for further information and booking details.
2016-10-08 Northumbria University: Achieving Justice Conference - Newcastle, 8/10/16 - 9/10/16 "Achieving justice for families and children" will be debated at a major international research and practice conference being held at Northumbria University on 8/10/16 and 9/10/16. Early Bird rate registration available until 1/7/16. Keynote speakers are Sir James Munby, Nicholas Stonor, Brid Featherstone, Judith Masson and Kathryn Abel. Professor Kim Holt, Head of the Department of Social Work and Communities at Northumbria University, is organising the conference. For more information or to book a place visit the Northumbria University website
2016-10-13 Switalskis Solicitors, York - Eighth Annual Review of the MCA 2005, 13/10/16 This well-established one-day conference is aimed at advocates, IMCAs, and professionals working in community care, adult social care, health care, voluntary organisations and charities. Speakers are: Neil Allen, DJ Bellamy, Annabel Lee, Christian Walsh, Parishil Patel, Natalie Brown, Fenella Morris QC, Simon Burrows, Dr Nick Brindle and Joseph O'Brien. Price: £100 incl VAT; free for charities. See flyer for further details and booking information.
2016-10-17 MHLA: Advocacy, Risk and Cross-examination - Leicester, 17/10/16 This one-day course is designed to enhance advocacy and case preparation skills. The focus is on preparing for advocacy, with advice on ‎cross-examination of the medical witnesses and taking evidence-in-chief from the client, along with formulation and delivery of effective submissions. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). CPD: 6 hours. See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2016-10-18 PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully - Hoylake, 18/10/16 Many children and young people are unlawfully deprived of their liberty. This course looks at how s25 Children Act, the MHA, the MCA and inherent jurisdiction work (or not). Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm (30-minute lunch not included). Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2016-10-21 Manchester University/AMHPA: Taking Stock conference - Manchester, 21/10/16 The University of Manchester and AMHPA (Approved Mental Health Professionals Association) are holding their annual conference on mental health law and practice - "Taking Stock" - on Friday 21/10/16 in Manchester. The speakers will include Sara Ryan, Norman Lamb MP, Margaret Flynn, Dr Tom Burns, Alex Ruck Keene, Yogi Amin, Jake Mills and Neil Allen. Price: £125. For further details see the AMHPA website or the conference's Eventbrite page for booking.
2016-11-02 PELT: Court of Protection masterclass - Hoylake, 2/11/16 This course will review the dramatic developments in Court of Protection case law especially since Cheshire West. It will include the latest COP cases on deprivation of liberty, capacity, health and welfare and treatment. It will consider what practitioners can learn from these cases that will promote effective and lawful practice. Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm (30-minute lunch not included). Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2016-11-10 PELT: Introduction to Care Act for those working with MHA or MCA - Hoylake, 10/11/16 The MHA Code states: “[P]rofessionals … should also consider the general responsibilities of local authorities under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 (eg duty to promote wellbeing, promote integration and co-operation duties), which applies to the care and support arranged or provided by local authorities to patients in the community, such as patients subject to CTOs, guardianship or leave from hospital.” Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm (30-minute lunch not included). Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2016-11-15 PELT: Mental Health Act masterclass and legal update - Hoylake, 15/11/16 This course will allow Mental Health Act practitioners to reflect on and update their practice by ensuring they have an up-to-date understanding of the law. Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm (30-minute lunch not included). Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2016-11-18 MHLA: 17th Annual Conference - London, 18/11/16 Speakers: Nick Lewis, MHLA chairman; John Sirodcar, Head of Contract Management, Legal Aid Agency; Neil Cronin, Chief Assessor, The Law Society Mental Health Panel; Mark Hinchliffe, Deputy Chamber President, HESC; Baroness Finlay, Professor of Palliative Medicine; Dr Callum Ross, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist; Tam Gill, Gledhill Solicitors; Sophy Miles, Doughty Street Chambers. Price: £230 (non-member); £160 (member); £145 (groups of three or more members). Members are also invited to a pre-conference dinner on 17/11/16. See MHLA website for further information and booking details.
2016-11-18 Edge Training: AMHP Conference - London, 18/11/16 Edge Training are running their AMHP Annual Conference on Friday 18/11/16. Speakers are: Neil Allen (Human rights in AMHP practice), Debbie Martin (Community Treatment Orders and the AMHP role), Steve Chamberlain (AMHP Policy and Practice update), Juliette Kallaway (Promoting Perinatal Mental Health - Managing Risk and Challenges for AMHPs), Camilla Parker (Under 18s and Deprivation of Liberty: the Scope of Parental Responsibility and the Role of the AMHP), Sarah Matthews (Emotional management and the AMHP). The conference will be chaired by Christine Hutchison. Price: £135 plus VAT. See flyer for further information and booking details.
2016-12-01 PELT: DOL made simple, including MHA or MCA - Hoylake, 1/12/16 The title speaks for itself. Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm (30-minute lunch not included). Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.