- November 17, 2017
9:00 am - 5:10 pm
The 18th MHLA Annual Conference will take place on Friday 17 November 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Leeds City Centre. The conference fee includes a hot buffet lunch and all refreshments. Group discounted fees (£145 each) apply when three or more members from the same firm book together.
This event attracts 6 CPD hours/points (reference BYE/MHLA – advanced level).
You may also be interested in joining us for the Pre Conference Meal (click here to book) on Thursday 16 November, at the Blackhouse Grill on the Square, Leeds.
09:00 Registration & refreshments
09:30 Tam Gill, Chair’s Address and Welcome
09:45 Legal Aid Agency (speakers tba)
10:30 Professor Luke Clements, Cerebra Professor of Law and Social Justice, Leeds University
11:30 Floyd Porter, Chief Assessor of MCA Panel
11:45 Steve Matthews, The Masked AMHP – ‘The Implications of the Policing & Crime Act: changes to the MHA for AMHP Practice’
12:30 Buffet Lunch & Networking
13:30 Annual General Meeting – Election of Officers and Committee Members, Presentation of Accounts
14:00 STJ Duncan Birrell, Tribunals Service – ‘The Mental Health Tribunal – 2017 Review and Looking Forwards’
14:45 Dr Caroline Bradley, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist – ‘The Challenges of Treating Women with EUPD’
15:45 Michael Kennedy, Switalskis Solicitors, & Sophy Miles, Doughty Street Chambers, Case Law Update 2017′
17:00 Tam Gill, Closing Address
17:10 Informal Reception
Programme subject to change
The DoubleTree is reserving a number of bedrooms for Thursday 16 November for MHLA delegates, at the very reasonable rate of £79, to include breakfast on Friday. Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel. Telephone Candice Shenton on 0113 241 1012 or email Candice.Shenton@hilton.com quoting the code GMHLA. First come, first served.
The MHLA offers a unique range of advertising and sponsorship opportunities to enable organisations which share our aims and values to promote their services to our members, and to others with an interest in the field of mental health law. If you are interested in finding out more about exhibition & display, delegate pack inserts, and so on, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request our Rate Card.
Venue: Leeds (DoubleTree)
Venue Phone: 0113 241 1000