Seventh North East Mental Health Law Conference

The Seventh North East Mental Health Law Conference

Friday 12 July 2013, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Issues to be covered include:

A review of recent significant decisions of both the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) and the Administrative Court;

A consideration of the implications for the application of mental health law in England & Wales of (1) important decisions emanating from the European Court of Human Rights and (2) the UN Convention for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;

An examination of legal and other issues arising as a consequence of the Approved Clinician role being open to a wide range of professionals;

An analysis of the statutory safeguards applicable to the care and treatment of children and young people with mental health problems;

An alternative interpretation of the caselaw which has addressed the all-important question ‘What is a Deprivation?’, as anticipation increases about the approach to be taken by the Supreme Court towards the end of the year;

A reflection on the general direction of mental health law.

Although the programme is packed, there will be opportunities for those attending to ask questions and to make comments, not only about issues arising from the various talks but also on other matters of relevance to a mental health law conference. A ‘Panel Discussion’ has been scheduled for the final session.

The conference carries 6 hours cpd and costs £240, with an early bird cost of £190 for those booking by 31st May.

Please contact for further details or click here for the brochure and booking form.