Expired 22nd Annual Conference & AGM – Online, 12 Nov 2021

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  •  12 November 2021
     9:30 am - 5:30 pm


The 22nd MHLA Annual Conference & AGM will take place on Friday 12 November 2021, online. Similar to last year’s format, there will be a short live segment, then the majority of the event is available to watch on-demand on Friday 12 November and over the following weekend.

The AGM takes place via Zoom at 09:30. This is the only live element, and will last approximately 30 minutes. It will not be recorded.

The Annual Conference presentations will be available to view from 10:00 on our website. In order to minimise any technical difficulties, our speakers will pre-record their presentations. Delegates will receive a link and password to enable them to view the conference presentations in the comfort of their own workplace or home, and at their own pace, from 10:00 Friday 12 November to 10:00 Monday 15 November. There will also be the opportunity to submit questions to speakers after the conference.


MHLA member: £115 each
MHLA member group discount: £100 each (applies when 3-4 members from the same firm book together; if you have 5+ attendees, save even more with Firm Unlimited)
*NEW* MHLA member Firm Unlimited: £450 (for firms booking a group of 5 or more, with no cap on numbers – one ticket for as many delegates as you wish to attend)
Non-MHLA member ticket: £200

Important: If booking at the discounted members rate, please ensure you are a fully paid-up MHLA member for 2021. If not, we will send an invoice for the difference.

Programme: Speakers and Topics

09:30 AGM (30 minutes)

Conference presentations available to view from 10:00:

Kate Tyrrell: Chair’s address & Welcome
Legal Aid Agency: Presentation by Najmus Madarbux
Mark Caulfield and Keir Harding: Independent Social Worker and Occupational Therapist on the complexity of self-harm, suicide and restrictive environments in relation to autism and personality disorder
Rikki Garg: Consultant Advocate and Chair of The Association of Prison Lawyers on the Streamlining Pilot and overlap between the Mental Health Tribunal and the Parole Board
Dr Alexander Langford: Consultant Psychiatrist on the appropriate treatment test applied to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Rosie Viva: Ex-service user on her experiences of inpatient services
Alex Ruck Keene: Court of Protection Update
Tam Gill: President of the MHLA to deliver case law update.

Programme subject to change


This conference provides 5 hours structured PD for TLS Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, and 1 hour structured PD for TLS Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme. Professional Development Hours = 6. Reference BYE/MHLA.