MHLA Courses, Cheshire West – the Supreme Court rules on deprivation of liberty

Do you know how to spot a DOL?

You may be acting out of the best of motives in the best interests of an incapacitated person yet be depriving them of their liberty. If you do not follow the authorisation procedure there could be severe professional and financial consequences.

The MHLA are the representative body for specialist mental health lawyers and are offering a series of talks on the Cheshire West decision at locations around the country during May for all those involved in making decisions concerning mentally incapacitated people.

Delivered by the lawyers who acted for P, you will have a detailed and authoritative guide to how to identify a deprivation of liberty and how to act in accordance with the law to protect the patient, you and your organisation.

Don’t book any other course. Hear it from the people who were there, in the Court of Protection, in the Court of Appeal and finally over 3 days in the Supreme Court.

The course will take place in London on Tuesday 6th May, Manchester on Friday 23rd May and Newcastle on Tuesday 27th May 2014.

Please note that the course in Newcastle has now sold out.

Each course carries 3.5 CPD points and costs £65 for members and £90 for non-members. VAT is not applicable to these courses.

Refreshments, but not lunch, will be provided.

As well as lawyers, this course is suitable for medical practitioners, IMHAs, IMCAs, social workers and care home owners.

Please click here for the booking form.

Contact us at admin@mhla.co.uk if you have any questions.

MHLA, NW Regional Meeting – 23rd April, Manchester

All members are invited to the next meeting of the North West Area MHLA

Date: Wednesday, 23rd April

Time: 4.30-6.00pm

Venue: Kenworthy’s Chambers, Arlington House, Bloom Street, Salford, Manchester, M3 6AJ

Tel: 0161 832 4036. Please click here for location details.

CPD Points: 1.5

CPD Ref: 2647/MHTA

Topic: TBA

There will be refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please can you RSVP as soon as possible to Kathryn Gibson at KGibson@alfrednewton.com, so that we have an indication of numbers we are catering for.

The meeting is free and open to all MHLA members.

MHLA Course, Advocacy – 7th April, London

NEW MHLA COURSE

Advocacy

Date: 7th April 2014

Time: 3.00pm-6.00pm

Venue: City Temple, London

Presenters: Simon Gledhill & Tam Gill

The MHLA is pleased to present this practitioners’ guide to preparing cases for advocacy and a Judge’s view, with helpful hints and tips for successful advocacy.

Cost: £65.00

CPD: 3 SRA-accredited hours

This course is open only to MHLA members. If you are not already a member, please complete the membership form on the About Us page of the website.

Please click here for the booking form.

Legal Aid Agency Mental Health Tender

The Legal Aid Agency’s Mental Health Tender is now open.

The Tender process for Community Care and Mental Health contracts from August 2014 opened on 25 February 2014. The deadline for responses to the Tender is 12 noon on Thursday 25 March 2014.

Full details can be found here

MHLA Course, Advocacy – 25th March, Lewes

NEW MHLA COURSE

Advocacy

Date: 25th March 2014

Time: 4.00pm-6.00pm

Venue: Westgate Chambers, Lewes

Presenters: Simon Gledhill & Tam Gill

The MHLA is pleased to present this practitioners’ guide to preparing cases for advocacy and a Judge’s view, with helpful hints and tips for successful advocacy.

Cost: £50.00

CPD: 2 SRA-accredited hours

This course is open only to MHLA members. If you are not already a member, please complete the membership form on the About Us page of the website.

Please click here for the booking form.

MHLA Course, Case Law – 19th March, Lewes

NEW MHLA COURSE

Case Law

Date: 19th March 2014

Time: 3.00pm-6.00pm

Venue: Westgate Chambers, Lewes

Presenter: Tam Gill

The MHLA is pleased to present this course which will be delivered in 2 parts; basic case law for Part II work and case law pertinent to everyday Part III work. The aim of this course is to provide a sound foundation in essential case law that is relevant and pertinent for tribunal work for both restricted and non-restricted patients.

Cost: £65.00

CPD: 3 SRA-accredited hours

This course is open only to MHLA members. If you are not already a member, please complete the membership form on the About Us page of the website.

Please click here for the booking form.

MHLA Course, Personal Safety – 14th March, London

NEW MHLA COURSE

Personal Safety

Date: 14th March 2014

Time: 4.00pm-6.00pm

Venue: City Temple Conference Centre, London

Presenter: Tam Gill

The MHLA is pleased to present this brief guide to potential risks that legal representatives can be exposed to during the course of their work. This courses aims to highlight these risks and to offer ideas that will help minimise these risks.

Cost: £50.00

CPD: 2 SRA-accredited hours

This course is open only to MHLA members. If you are not already a member, please complete the membership form on the About Us page of the website.

Please click here for the booking form.

Mental Health Lawyers Association Courses in 2014

Mental Health Lawyers Association Courses in 2014

The association will be running a series of courses in 2014 in various locations around the country.

All courses carry CPD points, and will be run by leading mental health lawyers (including Mental Health Tribunal judges, Law Society MH panel assessors, Legal Aid Agency independent costs assessors and peer reviewers) by the MHLA for MHLA members. There will also be leading visiting speakers, including Psychiatrists and Barristers.

Long courses include:

2-day mandatory course for accreditation to the Law Society’s MH scheme.

This will be run at various locations throughout the year. The next one will be held on 12-13 February in Manchester

2-day Court of Protection course, 20-21 May, London

Short courses include:

Risk considerations for MHT and case preparation
27 May, Manchester
12 June, Leicester
16 October, Sussex
24 October, London

Psychiatric Diagnosis and medication
27 May, Manchester
12 June, Leicester
16 October, Sussex
24 October, London

Advocacy at Tribunal & Case preparation
25 March, Lewes
7 April, London
22 April, Bath
28 May, Manchester
5 August, Leicester

Case Law – The basics and Case Law – Restricted work
19 March, Lewes
22 April, Bath
28 May, Manchester
23 June, London
5 August, Leicester

Personal Safety
14 March, London
12 September, London

These courses will be between 1-4 hours long

We will also run some very short courses lasting no more than 1 hour on:

 EC1 Claims

 DVCVA

 Advance Decisions & the Code of Practice requirement for considering AD’s

 Transfer of patients within secure services

Further details about these courses, and how to make bookings, will be posted on the MHLA website in due course.

MHLA, NW Regional Meeting – 26th February, Manchester

All members are invited to the next meeting of the North West Area MHLA

Date: Wednesday, 26th February

Time: 4.30-6.00pm

Venue: Lincoln House Chambers, Tower 12, 18 – 22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ

Tel: 0161 832 5701. Please click here for location details.

CPD Points: 1.5

CPD Ref: 2647/MHTA

Topic: The current LAA Tender

There will be refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please can you RSVP as soon as possible to Kathryn Gibson at KGibson@alfrednewton.com, so that we have an indication of numbers we are catering for.

The meeting is free and open to all MHLA members.