27 November 2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
The 21st MHLA Annual Conference & AGM will take place on Friday 27 November 2020. For the first time, we are hosting our conference and AGM online.
The AGM takes place via Zoom at 09:30.
The Annual Conference presentations will be available to view from 10:00. In order to minimise any technical difficulties, our speakers will pre-record their presentations. Delegates will receive a link to enable them to view the conference presentations in the comfort of their own workplace or home, and at their own pace, for up to three days. There will also be the opportunity to submit questions to speakers before and after the conference.
MHLA member: £115 each
MHLA member group discount: £100 each (applies when 3-4 members from the same firm book together; if you have 5+ attendees, save even more with Firm Unlimited)
*NEW* Firm Unlimited: £450 (for firms booking a group of 5 or more, with no cap on numbers – one ticket for as many delegates as you wish to attend)
Non-MHLA member ticket: £200
PROGRAMME: TIMINGS, SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
09:30 AGM (30 minutes)
Conference presentations available to view from 10:00:
Kate Tyrrell – Chair’s address & Welcome
Legal Aid Agency – presentation by Graham McDonald & Jake Kraft followed by Q&A session
Roger Pezzani – Appeals to Upper Tribunal
DCP Sarah Johnston – HMCTS Update / Effect of Covid-19 / Discharge Rate
Neil Allen – LPS and Capacity
Ministry of Justice – Parole Board & Prison Transfers
Benjamin Conroy – Video Conference as an Advocate
Tam Gill – Case Law Update
Kate Tyrrell – Closing address
Programme subject to change
The Conference & AGM attracts 6 CPD hours/points (reference BYE/MHLA – advanced level). The Programme will develop knowledge of the law and procedure which is essential to prepare cases and effectively represent clients before the First-tier Tribunal, including mental capacity.
Venue: ONLINE CONFERENCE