Expired Advocacy, Risk and Cross-Examination Masterclass – Birmingham, 28 June 2022

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  •  28 June 2022
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Important Information:

Registration from 9am; course runs 9.30am to 5pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Booking closes at 12pm on 16th June 2022 (or earlier, if all places are taken), as the venue requires the final numbers in advance. Reservations are confirmed when full payment is received. We anticipate 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 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 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.jurysinns.com/stay-safe-stay-happy

You will not be refunded if you are asked to leave a premises for not abiding by Covid guidelines.


MHLA Members = £150.00
Non-members = £195.00

Please email admin@mhla.co.uk if you are unsure of your membership status. Click here to view membership eligibility, fees, and to download an application form.

Professional Development:

This course provides 6 hours structured PD for TLS Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. Professional Development Hours = 6. Reference BYE/MHLA.


It is acknowledged that the key point of any case before the tribunal is often ‘risk’. This one-day course is designed to enhance advocacy and case preparation skills. The focus is on preparing for advocacy, with advice on ‎cross-examination of the medical witnesses and taking evidence-in-chief from the client, along with formulation and delivery of effective submissions.

The course will also cover:

– understanding mental disorder, nature and degree
– psychiatric medications
– consent to treatment provisions
– understanding, testing, challenging and addressing evidence of ‘risks’
– instructing independent psychiatrists appropriately and using their evidence at tribunal effectively

This course will be delivered by experienced mental health solicitors Tam Gill and Neil Cronin. There will also be an interactive element based on case scenarios looking at risk, risk management and formulating cross-examination of the medical witness, with full opportunities to ask any questions of the panel of speakers throughout the day. It is suitable for both new and experienced representatives and is highly commended by previous delegates.

“Extremely helpful insights and anecdotes from the speakers.”


Venue Phone: 0121 698 7337

Venue Website:

245 Broad Street, Birmingham, , B1 2HQ