15 October 2024
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration from 9:30am; course runs 10am to 4:30pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Booking closes at 9am on 3 September 2024 (or earlier, if all places are taken), as the venue requires the final numbers in advance. Reservations are confirmed when full payment is received. We anticipate high demand, so prompt booking and payment are advised to avoid disappointment.
MHLA Members = £150.00
Non-members = £195.00
It is acknowledged that the key point of any case before the tribunal is often ‘risk’. This one-day course is designed to enhance advocacy and case preparation skills. The focus is on preparing for advocacy, with advice on cross-examination of the medical witnesses and taking evidence-in-chief from the client, along with formulation and delivery of effective submissions.
The course will also cover:
– understanding mental disorder, nature and degree
– psychiatric medications
– consent to treatment provisions
– understanding, testing, challenging and addressing evidence of ‘risks’
– instructing independent psychiatrists appropriately and using their evidence at tribunal effectively
This course will be delivered by Tam Gill (MHLA President), Dr Laura Janes (MHLA Committee Member), and Dr Callum Ross (Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist). There will also be an interactive element based on case scenarios looking at risk, risk management and formulating cross-examination of the medical witness, with full opportunities to ask any questions of the panel of speakers throughout the day. It is suitable for both new and experienced representatives and is highly commended by previous delegates.
“Extremely helpful insights and anecdotes from the speakers.”
This course provides 6 hours structured PD for TLS Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. Professional Development Hours = 6. Reference BYE/MHLA.