- 27 June 2022 - 28 June 2022
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
This is a hybrid course, meaning you can choose to attend in-person in Leeds, or attend the course remotely via Zoom. Please select ticket/s marked either ‘Leeds’ or ‘Online’ to book. If attending online, please state your preferred delivery address for the coursebook.
Registration from 9am; course runs 9.30am to 5pm.
Booking closes at 5pm on 10th June 2022 (or earlier, if all places are taken), as the venue requires the final numbers in advance for in-person delegates, and coursebooks are POSTED to online delegates in advance. Reservations are confirmed when full payment is received. We anticipate very high demand, so prompt booking and payment are advised to avoid disappointment.
If the course is no longer able to take place in person, owing to government restrictions (e.g. another lockdown) or our assessment of risk, it will be moved entirely online. If this is not possible, delegates will either be refunded or transferred to an alternative course of their choice, plus or minus any difference in the fee.
If venue capacity decreases due to government restrictions (e.g. social distancing becomes mandatory), those who booked and paid first will be prioritised. Everyone else will either be transferred to an online ticket, refunded, or transferred to an alternative course of their choice — plus or minus any difference in the fee.
Dependent on government advice and best practice at the time of the course, delegates may be asked to provide evidence of a negative LFT to ensure the safety of all attendees.
We kindly ask delegates to stay up to date on government guidelines at the time of their course: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The venue may also have their own rules regardless of current guidelines or law. You can view the venue’s current policy here: https://www.hilton.com/en/p/what-to-expect/
You will not be refunded if you are asked to leave the premises for not abiding by Covid guidelines.
The Mental Health Lawyers Association is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s accreditation scheme (formerly called the ‘panel’).
Ensure that you book your panel course directly with a provider which is approved by the Law Society. We have been made aware of a non-approved organisation which advertises many panel courses but which, for a large fee, merely books customers onto other providers’ courses. We will not accept such third-party bookings.
We strongly encourage new MH practitioners to also attend our Foundation course (although this is not compulsory) in order to benefit fully from the Panel course. Our next Foundation course takes place on Tuesday 7 June 2022, also in Leeds. To find more information and book your place, click here. Attendance at the Foundation course is strongly recommended in order to achieve a sound understanding of the basic principles of mental health law, practice and procedure and in order to achieve the most from the Panel course, which is a pre-requisite for application to The Law Society’s mental health panel.
The Legal Aid contract which commenced 1 August 2014 requires that all advocacy at Mental Health Tribunals be carried out by members of the Law Society’s accreditation scheme. Our presenters include Tribunal judges, Law Society assessors, LAA peer reviewers and costs assessors, and other experienced solicitors with a wealth of practical experience of representing patients at Mental Health Tribunals.
The course is supported by a c.300-page coursebook which is updated for each course. The coursebook contains over 200 pages of original content, plus several appendices (including the peer review guidance, the latest Law Society practice note, and recent MHT Practice Directions).
Topics include: The European Convention on Human Rights and mental health law, Civil sections and CTOs, Criminal detaining sections, Special considerations in restricted cases, Psychiatric information, Consent to treatment provisions, Nearest relative, Mandatory and discretionary references, Ethical and other conduct guidance, Interface between Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983, Legal Aid, The Mental Health Tribunal and its Rules, Case preparation, and Advocacy.
The course has been held many times, in various cities, since 2011. Feedback from all of these courses has been excellent.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided to those attending in Leeds.
MHLA members: £300
Group bookings: £270 (10% discount) for groups of three or more MHLA members
Prices are the same for those attending in-person and online. Please select the ticket/s marked either ‘Leeds’ or ‘Online’.
If you are unsure of your MHLA membership status, please email us at email@example.com.
This course provides 12 hours structured PD for TLS Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. Professional Development Hours = 12. Reference: BYE/MHLA.
Certificates of attendance are issued to all who complete the full course.
Venue: Leeds (DoubleTree)
Venue Phone: 0113 241 1000