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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2021-08-06 MHLA: Legal Aid supervision (online, 6/8/21) This course covers the supervisor standards and procedures, and provides guidance and advice on how to supervise effectively and in line with contractual obligations. Cost: £120 (MHLA members); £160 (non-members). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2021-09-08 PELT: Introduction to the MHA, Code and Tribunals (online, 8/9/21) "The basic course is for all those who need an understanding of the MHA and Code and how it works in practice. It is aimed at all those whose work involves working with those detained, or who may be detained, under the MHA." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Cost: 125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
2021-09-15 PELT: Becoming a Mental Health Act Administrator - the basics (online, 15/9/21) "The course is designed to equip new or less experienced MHAAs with the tools to do their job effectively. It will assume little or no knowledge of the MHA." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Cost: 125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
2021-09-22 PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully (online, 22/9/21) "Supreme Court Re D (Parents authorising DoL?) Where do new LPS fit in? DoLs start at 18. MCA 16. MHA no minimum age for detention. How to lawfully deprive a C or YP of their liberty requires great care. What is a DoL and where does PR fit? The course looks at the complex inter relationship between the MCA, MHA and Children Act. When should a child or young person be sectioned? What alternatives are there? Where does s.25 Children Act fit in?" Speaker: Peter Edwards. Cost: 125 plus VAT. See Peter Edwards Law Training website for further details and booking information.
2021-09-24 PELT: Getting ready for Liberty Protection Safeguards (online, 24/9/21) "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.
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.
2021-10-13 Court of Protection User Group: General meeting (online, 13/10/21) 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.
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.