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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.
2016-08-30 MHLA: Foundation course - London, 30/8/16 This course is aimed at new practitioners and those intending to attend the Panel course in the near future. Attendance at the Foundation course is strongly recommended in order to achieve a sound understanding of the basic principles of mental health law, practice and procedure, and in order to achieve the most from the two-day Panel course, which is a pre-requisite for application to the Law Society’s mental health panel. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). CPD: 6 hours. See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2016-09-08 MHLA: Panel course - Leeds, 8/9/16 and 9/9/16 The MHLA is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s mental health accreditation scheme. Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). CPD: 12 hours. See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2016-09-12 MHLA: Panel course - London, 12/9/16 and 13/9/16 The MHLA is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s mental health accreditation scheme. Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). CPD: 12 hours. See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2016-09-20 MHLA: Re-accreditation course - Manchester, 20/9/16 This Refresher and Re-accreditation course is suitable for those seeking re-accreditation and will also be of interest to anyone wishing to further their knowledge of mental health law and practice. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). CPD: 6 hours. See MHLA website for further information and to book online.
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.
2016-10-21 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.
2016-11-18 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.