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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
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.
2017-11-13 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Legal Update Course - London, 13/11/17 This course aims to provide an essential update on case law in relation to the role of the BIA. Learning outcomes: consider the latest DoLS news, research and guidance; examine the latest case law relevant to DoLS and the BIA role; reflect on how the information covered affects BIA practice. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See flyer 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.
2017-11-17 Edge Training: DOL in children and young people - London, 17/11/17 This course aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and their impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people. Speaker: Dawn Revell. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
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.
2017-12-01 Edge Training: Deprivation of liberty in the community - London, 1/12/17 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.
2017-12-04 Edge Training: DOLS MH Assessor Annual Refresher Course - London, 4/12/17 This refresher course has been designed to meet the needs of DOLS Mental Health Assessors. It will cover key topics that cause uncertainty or dilemmas for MH Assessors and go over the main basic requirements of this challenging role. Common Mental Health Act and DOLS interface issues will also be addressed such as the law around the provision of mental health treatment under DOLS. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £195 + VAT (£234). 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
2017-12-08 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - London, 8/12/17 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: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
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.
2017-12-15 Edge Training: AMHP Conference - London, 15/12/17 The speakers at Edge's annual AMHP conference this year are: Prof Wayne Martin (the UNCRPD: challenges and opportunities); Dr Susham Gupta and Camilla Parker (joint presentation); Hari Sewell; Simon Foster; Dr Bernard Chin and police colleagues (Fixated Threat Assessment Centre); Christine Hutchison. The conference will close with tea and cake to celebrate Edge's 10th birthday. Price: £135 plus VAT (£162); 10% discount for groups of 10 or more in one booking. See flyer for further information and booking details.
2017-12-18 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Legal Update Course - London, 18/12/17 This course aims to provide an essential update on case law in relation to the role of the BIA. Learning outcomes: consider the latest DoLS news, research and guidance; examine the latest case law relevant to DoLS and the BIA role; reflect on how the information covered affects BIA practice. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information