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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2021-09-29 PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS (online, 29/9/21) "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." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Cost: 125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
2021-10-11 MHLA: Panel course (online, 11-13 October 2021) 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. The course will take place via Zoom on three consecutive afternoons, from 1300 until 1700 each day. Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). Booking closes at 1700 on 26/9/21. See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
2021-10-13 Court of Protection User Group: General meeting (online, 27/10/21) This meeting, unlike the earlier Court of Protection User Group: Property and affairs meeting (online, 24/6/21), is for COP matters generally. Please email Natalie.Cheesewright@Justice.gov.uk if you wish to attend. On 4/8/21 it was posponed from 13/10/21 to 27/10/21 at 2pm.
2021-11-01 PELT: Sex, marriage and relationships (online, 1/11/21) "Most of us have the right to make unwise decisions. However, in the murky and untidy world of incapacity, life is not like that. The MCA is clear, if you lack capacity to engage in sexual relations, that is it, you cannot do it. Even if you have been married to that person for 60 years. The Court of Protection has been grappling with this thorny subject for many years. There are also many related aspects." Speaker: Peter Edwards and Ben McCormack. Cost: £125 plus VAT. See PELT website for further details and booking information.
2021-11-10 PELT: Introduction to COP, including s21A appeals (online, 10/11/21) "The Court of Protection addresses issues not only of finances but also where deprivation of liberty safeguards and procedures are authorised or challenged, disputed capacity issues are resolved, and where arguments about adult protection and best interests are determined. It is essential that all those working with vulnerable people / safeguarding have an understanding of how to access and use the Court. In certain circumstances there is a legal obligation on authorities to apply to the Court. The course will include updates relating to appeals against Liberty Protection Safeguards if implementation is imminent." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Cost: £125 plus VAT. See PELT website for further details and booking information.
2021-11-17 PELT: Materclass - MCA, DOLS, COP and new LPS (online, 17/11/21) "The course will examine in detail recent important developments in MCA/DoLs and the Court of Protection. This will be updated as developments occur." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Cost: £125 plus VAT. See PELT website for further details and booking information.
2021-11-22 PELT: Introduction to COP, including s21A appeals (online, 22/11/21) "The Court of Protection addresses issues not only of finances but also where deprivation of liberty safeguards and procedures are authorised or challenged, disputed capacity issues are resolved, and where arguments about adult protection and best interests are determined. It is essential that all those working with vulnerable people / safeguarding have an understanding of how to access and use the Court. In certain circumstances there is a legal obligation on authorities to apply to the Court. The course will include updates relating to appeals against Liberty Protection Safeguards if implementation is imminent." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Cost: £125 + VAT (£150). See PELT website for further details and booking information.
2021-11-24 PELT: Advanced course for Mental Health Act Administrators (online, 24/11/21) "This course is specifically for MHAA’s. It enables the more experienced to get together and learn and share skills using an evidence base approach in order to fulfil your statutory and non statutory duties as MHAAs on behalf of hospital managers. The course will include an update on recent legal developments which impact on the role of the MHAA." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Cost: £125 plus VAT. See PELT website for further details and booking information.
2021-12-05 PELT: Getting ready for Liberty Protection Safeguards (online, 5/12/21) "Although LPS are due to be implemented perhaps in April 2022, there much is to be done before then. Some provisions, covering new roles and training, will come into force ahead of that date." Speakers: Peter Edwards and Lorraine Currie. Cost: £125 + VAT (£150). See PELT website for further details and booking information. Postponed from 24/9/21 as the revised LPS timetable was not adhered to.