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Mental Health Law Online

The internet resource on mental health law, and mental capacity law, for England & Wales. From April 2006 to September 2010 this website was called Wiki Mental Health. You can read a review of the site here.

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  • 10/08/17 (2): 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.
  • 10/08/17 (1): 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.
  • 07/08/17 (2): 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.

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