24 June 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
REGISTRATION CLOSES 5PM FRIDAY 17 JUNE
The Honourable Mr Justice Charles, Vice President of the Court of Protection
Joanna Burton, Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
Ian Gillman-Smith, Expert Witness & Independent Social Worker
Sophy Miles, Barrister
Floyd Porter, Chief Assessor of the MC Panel
Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister, Writer and Educator
Mental capacity law develops constantly and there will be many challenges over the coming year, not least of which will be the implementation of the Court of Protection rules, the introduction of Law Society accreditation, developments regarding Deprivation of Liberty and others.
Decisions about best interests continue to require specialist knowledge, crossing over the boundaries between medical and legal practice.
For its third annual Court of Protection conference, the MHLA has prepared a packed programme of topical issues – please see the timetable below.
We hope you will join us for a stimulating day of debate, to hear speakers at the cutting edge of these issues, and to meet like-minded colleagues.
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Address by MHLA President, Richard Charlton
09:45 – 10:30 Sophy Miles
10:30 – 11:00 Floyd Porter, Chief Assessor of the MC Panel
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Ian Gillman-Smith
12:15 – 13:00 Joanna Burton
13:00 – 14:00 Buffet lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Mr. Justice Charles
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 Alex Ruck Keene
16:15 – 16:30 Closing Comments by President
Programme subject to change.
The conference fee includes buffet lunch and all refreshments. This event attracts 6 CPD hours (points). The reference for your CPD record is BYE/MHLA.