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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2017-09-25 PELT: Two-day admission to panel (accredited) - Hoylake, 25/9/17 and 26/9/17 Course description: "This very intensive two-day course, approved by the Law Society, is designed to assist delegates prepare themselves for panel accreditation. The course also will flag up the difference between the English and Welsh systems. The course would also be of great benefit to anyone involved in the tribunal process who feel that they need a greater depth of knowledge. In addition, day 2 in particular would be of value to those seeking reaccreditation." Trainers: Peter Edwards and Dr Rob Brown. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £175+VAT (£210) per day; £350+VAT (£420) for both days. See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2017-09-27 MHLA: Re-accreditation course - Manchester, 27/9/17 This course will be suitable for those seeking re-accreditation (by reviewing the legal and procedural developments of the last three years; providing a forum for discussing these along with the re-accreditation process; fulfilling the requirement to obtain six mental health CPD points for re-accreditation). It 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). See MHLA website for further details and booking information
2017-10-04 MHLA: Re-accreditation course - London, 4/10/17 This course will be suitable for those seeking re-accreditation (by reviewing the legal and procedural developments of the last three years; providing a forum for discussing these along with the re-accreditation process; fulfilling the requirement to obtain six mental health CPD points for re-accreditation). It 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). See MHLA website for further details and booking information
2017-10-04 PELT: Introduction to the Mental Health Act - Hoylake, 4/10/17 Course description: "This course is essential for those with little or no knowledge of the Mental Health Act who wish to obtain a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the subject. The emphasis of this day is on how the law works in practice." Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2017-10-05 RadcliffesLeBrasseur: Annual Mental Health Conference - London, 5/10/17 Speakers: Simon Burrows (Mental health case law and DoLS update), Mat Kinton (The key issues that keep attracting the attention of CQC at MHA inspections), Andrew Parsons (CQC regulatory powers), Simon Cheverst (Consent and the psychiatric patient: treatment, covert medication and the law) and Paul Spencer (What is likely to trouble a coroner at an inquest into the death of a psychiatric patient?). Time: 9.15am - 3.30pm. Price: £96 inc VAT. See RadcliffesLeBrasseur website for further details and booking information.
2017-10-06 Edge Training: Hoarding and the Law - London, 6/10/17 This one-day interactive course for mental health and social care professionals reviews the different manifestations of hoarding and the possible origins of this behaviour, and then considers a range of possible responses under the law and where each one might be appropriate. Speaker: Simon Foster. Cost: £130 plus VAT. See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-10-06 Edge Training: Deprivation of liberty in the community - London, 6/10/17 This one-day course is designed to enable participants to identify when applications need to be made to the Court of Protection to authorise deprivation of liberty and to comply with the requirements set down by the Court for making such applications. Speaker: Alex Ruck Keene. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-10-09 Edge Training: DOLS: a new beginning? - London, 9/10/17 This half-day course aims to provide a detailed overview and analysis of the Law Commission's recent proposals and draft legislation to replace DoLS with the Liberty Protection Safeguards. It will consider the potential impact of the proposals on individuals, professionals and organisations. There are separate morning (0930-1230) and afternoon (1330-1630) sessions. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £70 + VAT (£84). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-10-11 Court of Protection User Group - London, 11/10/17 This meeting is open to the public, but is more relevant to practitioners. As space is limited, it would be helpful if anyone who wishes to attend could email courtofprotectionenquiries@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk ensuring ‘Court User Group’ is in the subject field. Time: 14.00. Venue: Court 23, 5th Floor, First Avenue House. See Contact:Court of Protection (High Holborn) for full contact details, and Court of Protection User Group for further information about the Court User Group.
2017-10-12 Difficult Conversations: End of Life Care: Advanced Legal Issues Masterclass - London, 12/10/17 This half-day masterclass will explore the legal framework surrounding end of life care and serious illness and enable delegates confidently to discuss the following areas with colleagues/patients: consent (what exactly informed consent means); Mental Capacity Act; DOLS; advance care planning; confidentiality. Facilitator: Tim Spencer-Lane. Cost: £145 (inc VAT). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-10-16 MHLA: Advocacy, Risk and Cross-examination - Leicester, 16/10/17 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). See MHLA website for further details and booking information
2017-10-18 MHLA: Panel course - London, 18/10/17 and 19/10/17 The Mental Health Lawyers Association is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s accreditation scheme (formerly called the ‘panel’). Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2017-10-18 PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS - Hoylake, 18/10/17 Course description: "This is an intensive introduction to all those who need a basic understanding of the MCA and DOLS. Identifying the ‘decision maker’ as the person responsible for the outcome of that particular decision is the key to lawful decision making on behalf of those who lack capacity. Realising that depriving a person of their liberty removes the legal protection given to decision makers unless the deprivation is ‘prescribed by law’ catches many people out. Not knowing what you don’t know promotes risky practice." Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See [ PELT website] for further information and booking details. Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2017-10-19 Manchester University/AMHPA: Taking Stock conference - Manchester, 19/10/17 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 Thursday 19 October 2017 in Manchester. The speakers will include Sir William Charles, Michael Brown OBE, Mair Elliott, Prof Suzy Braye OBE, Dr Leah Quinlaven and Neil Allen. Price: £125. For further details see the AMHPA website and see the the conference's Eventbrite page for booking information.
2017-10-20 Empowerment Matters: National IMCA Conference 2017 - Sheffield, 20/10/17 This conference will explore events during the 10 years since the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service and role began. It is open to all those who work within the mental capacity field including solicitors, deputies, social workers, best interests assessors, and others from the health and social care sector. Speakers: Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, 39 Essex Chambers; Mark Neary; Dr Martin Vernon, Consultant Geriatrician, Clinical Director, Central Manchester University Hospitals; Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. Topics: caselaw developments; the role of litigation friend; serious medical treatment & PEG feeds; potential Vulnerable Adults Bill. Cost: £101.48. See Eventbrite website for further details and booking information.
2017-10-25 MHLA: Panel course - Leeds, 25/10/17 and 26/10/17 The Mental Health Lawyers Association is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s accreditation scheme (formerly called the ‘panel’). Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2017-10-26 PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully - Hoylake, 26/10/17 Course description: "DoLs start at 18. MCA 16. MHA no minimum age for detention. How to lawfully deprive a child or young person of their liberty requires great care. What is a DoL and where does parental responsibility fit? The course will look at the complex inter relationship between the MCA, MHA and Children’s legislation. When should a child or young person be sectioned? What alternatives are there? Where does s.25 Children’s Act (secure accommodation) fit in?" Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2017-10-30 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Report Writing Course - London, 30/10/17 This course is targeted specifically at qualified Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) and aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure robust and legally-defensible assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). Speaker: Piers McNeil. Cost: £130 + VAT (£156). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-11-03 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - Sheffield, 3/11/17 This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures. Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £130 + VAT (£156). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-11-08 PELT: Court of Protection Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 8/11/17 Course description: "New and important case law developments are so frequent that it is challenging to keep up. This course will focus on the recent developments in Court of Protection, especially over the last 6 months. It will include the latest CoP cases on deprivation of liberty, capacity, health and welfare and treatment and young people." Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2017-11-10 Empowerment Matters: National IMCA Conference 2017 - London, 10/11/17 This conference will explore events during the 10 years since the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service and role began. It is open to all those who work within the mental capacity field including solicitors, deputies, social workers, best interests assessors, and others from the health and social care sector. Speakers: Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, 39 Essex Chambers; Mark Neary; Dr Martin Vernon, Consultant Geriatrician, Clinical Director, Central Manchester University Hospitals; Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. Topics: caselaw developments; the role of litigation friend; serious medical treatment & PEG feeds; potential Vulnerable Adults Bill. Cost: £101.48. See Eventbrite website for further details and booking information.
2017-11-14 Derek Boothby and Andy Brammer: Best Practice in DOLS and Best Interest Assessments Conference - Wakefield, 14/11/17 This conference is aimed at BIAs, Independent BIAs, Mental Health Assessors and Safeguarding Leads. Speakers: Neil Allen ("Case law updates"); Dr Nadim Nayyar ("Role of the Mental Health Assessor and working with the BIA"); Kerry Kilburn ("The BMBC case, Covert Medication and Form 3"); Mick Stanley ("Form 3: what the Supervisory Body looks for"). This course will enable those working in this field to evidence relevant CPD. Price: £120, including refreshments and lunch. See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-11-17 MHLA: 18th Annual Conference - Leeds, 17/11/17 Speakers: Legal Aid Agency, Tribunal Judge Duncan Birrell, Floyd Porter, Prof Luke Clements, Dr Caroline Bradley, Michael Kennedy, Sophy Miles. Price: £230 (non-member), £160 (member), £145 (groups of three or more members). See MHLA website for further information and booking details.
2017-11-22 PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 22/11/17 Course description: "This new 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. New cases will be covered. To act lawfully, decision makers are required to follow ‘procedures prescribed by law’. These can be found not only in the Act but importantly in the Code (2015) and developing case law." Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2017-11-22 CDLP: Making our own Decisions: Sharing Stories and Creating Change - Galway, 22/11/17 The Voices project's final workshop will draw together the four core themes of the project - criminal responsibility, contractual capacity, consent to treatment and consent to sex - and feature a mix of personal narratives, art and theoretical perspectives based on the UNCRPD. All 15 storyteller and respondent pairs from 12 different countries will share their experiences of the project and provide previews of the book which will be published in 2018. Keynote speaker: Dr Michael Bach. The seminar should be of interest to students, researchers, people with disabilities, people with experience of the mental health system, family members, and practitioners in the fields of law, health and social care. Cost: free. See Voices website for further details and booking information.
2017-11-29 Difficult Conversations: End of Life Care: Advanced Legal Issues Masterclass - London, 29/11/17 This half-day masterclass will explore the legal framework surrounding end of life care and serious illness and enable delegates confidently to discuss the following areas with colleagues/patients: consent (what exactly informed consent means); Mental Capacity Act; DOLS; advance care planning; confidentiality. Facilitator: Tim Spencer-Lane. Cost: £145 (inc VAT). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2017-12-08 Healthcare Conferences UK: DOLS: Towards Liberty Protection Safeguards - London, 8/12/17 This conference will update delegates on the implications of the March 2017 Law Commission Report, and the practicalities of moving towards Liberty Protection Safeguards. There will be a choice of two streams, with Stream A focusing on hospitals and Stream B focusing on supervisory bodies. Chairman: Alex Ruck Keene. Cost: fees range from £300+VAT to £495+VAT and there are various discounts (including 20% off for quoting "hcuk20dols" when booking). For further information and to book your place visit the HCUK website or email nicki@hc-uk.org.uk
2017-12-13 PELT: Deprivation of Liberty made simple - Hoylake, 13/12/17 Course description: "The disagreements between the judiciary have not helped our understanding of DoLs. This course will leave you feeling much more confident. The CQC has made DoL a priority on inspections. The Supreme Court leaves us in no doubt what is and is not a DoL. But how is all this applied in practice to protect not only the service user, but the professionals and service providers as well? How does this impact on ‘informal’ patients under the MHA and the role of AMHPs and Tribunals? What does ‘continuous supervision and control’ really mean? What is ‘free to leave’? Damages for unlawful DoL. This course will leave you feeling confident in how the law should be applied." Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Times: 10am to 3.30pm. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.