MHLA Course, Mental Health Tribunals – 24th November, London


Mental Health Tribunals – cross-examining medical witnesses at tribunal – key skills for the legal representative

A one-day course on key skills and techniques for cross-examination of the RC at tribunal

Date: 24th November 2014

Time: 9.30am-5.00pm

Venue: City Temple, London

Presenters: Dr Duncan Anderson, Tam Gill, Dr Richard Noon

This course is run by 2 consultant forensic psychiatrists, one of whom is also a medical member, and an experienced mental health solicitor and will offer guidance and pointers on the following areas:

Understanding mental disorder, nature and degree

Commonly used psychiatric medications and consent to treatment provisions

Understanding and addressing the “risks” and eliciting, collating and challenging this evidence at tribunal

Instructing independent psychiatrists appropriately and using their evidence at tribunal.

There will be a practical skills-based element to this course, as well as the opportunity to discuss and ask questions of the facilitators and peers.

Refreshments, but not lunch, will be provided on the day.

Cost: Members £120.00

Non-members £175.00

CPD: 6 SRA-accredited hours


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