Accreditation scheme courses in 2014

Please contact our administrator on to express an interest in attending future courses.

The Mental Health Lawyers Association is an accredited provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s accreditation scheme (formerly called the ‘panel’).

New MH practitioners are strongly encouraged also to attend the Foundation course on 31 October 2014 (although this is not compulsory) in order to benefit fully from the two-day panel course.

The Legal Aid contract commencing on 1 August 2014 requires that all advocacy at Mental Health Tribunals be carried out by members of the Law Society’s accreditation scheme.

The course

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 has been held several times, in various cities, since 2011. Feedback from all of these courses has been excellent.


  • MHLA members: £300
  • Group bookings: £250 (for the third and subsequent MHLA members)
  • Non-members: £390


12 SRA-accredited hours


To book a place, please send an email to our administrator Peter Lyle on

Alternatively, if you are sending up to two delegates, you can use the form below to pay by card or Paypal.

Names of all delegates:
Firm name and email address:


All cancellations must be made in writing. If your booking is cancelled up to two weeks before the course, the full fee, less £25 administration charge, will be refunded. We regret that no refund is possible if notice of the cancellation is received less than two weeks before the date of the course. Places may also be transferred, at no extra cost, to another delegate if the original delegate is unable to attend.


If you have any queries then please contact our administrator Peter Lyle on