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Events

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Your events can be listed here for £60 (no fee for free events). They also appear on the Main Page and in email updates. Email jonathan at mentalhealthlaw.co.uk

Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2021-11-01 Black Belt Advocacy: National Advocacy Conference (online and Birmingham, 1-3 and 5 November 2021) This conference involves 15 online sessions held on 1-3 November 2021, then six in-person special interest groups on 5 November 2021. The speakers will explore themes and topics connected to independent advocacy and human rights, and the special interest groups are designed to "dig deep" into a topic. Cost: pay what you can afford (free, £15 or £30). See Black Belt Advocacy website for further details and booking information.
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.
2021-11-12 MHLA: 22nd Annual Conference (online, 12/11/21) Speakers include Graham McDonald, Mark Caulfield, Keir Harding, Rikki Garg, Dr Alexander Langford, Rosie Viva, and Tam Gill. Chaired by Kate Tyrrell. Price: £200 (non-member), £115 (member), £100 (group discount), £450 (for 5+ delegates). See MHLA website for further information and booking details.
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.
3000 Bond Solon: BIA legal update training package (online, any time) The BIA Legal Update training package consists of six modules and includes videos and activities to carry out. The training has been designed to reinforce you’re learning by helping you consider how you will apply what you have learnt to your work. The course will help you continue to develop the skills necessary to obtain, evaluate and analyse complex evidence and differing views. You will learn how to weigh them appropriately in decision making. The course will help you meet your statutory duties and allow you to continue to practice as a BIA. It will help you consider the role of the BIA in the new era of the LPS. Speaker: Sue Inker. Cost: £95 plus VAT. See Bond Solon website for further details and booking information.