Expired Case Law update, Care Act & Code of Practice for tribunal preparation – Manchester, 12 Apr 2016

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  •  12 April 2016
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

An essential course for all mental health practitioners focusing on reviewing case law, the Care Act and Code of Practice and considering the practical application both in tribunal work and case progression work for patients detained under the Mental Health Act.

Attendance at this course will add towards portfolios for demonstration of “continuing competence” and also count towards the mandatory 6 hours CPD per year required for Law Society Mental Health Panel membership.

The morning session will cover the essential case law required for case preparation, with the focus on recent legal updates.

The afternoon session will look at the Care Act 2014, incorporating practical examples of applicability and the Code of Practice – what’s new and what’s improved?

The day will provide practical guidance on effective advocacy skills and application of case law, Care Act and Code of Practice considerations through a review of short case studies for group discussion.

This course will be facilitated by Tam Gill & Michael Kennedy (Manchester) / Tam Gill & Sarah Burke (London). It is an interactive course, suitable for new and experienced representatives.

MHLA members: £150
Non-members: £195

Registration from 9am.
Course runs 9.30am-5pm

6 SRA-accredited hours

Tam Gill
Tam Gill is the Principal Solicitor at Gledhill Solicitors, Brighton with a particular specialism in representing patients detained under Part 3 MHA.
Tam currently sits as Law Society MH Panel assessor, Legal Aid Agency Independent Funding and Costs Adjudicator, Peer Reviewer‎ and holds Vice Chair of MHLA‎. Tam is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Sussex Medical School and at Wessex Deanery.
Tam has previously sat as a Hospital Manager and‎ been engaged as a CQC MHA Commissioner.

Michael Kennedy
Michael Kennedy
Director and head of mental health law at Switalskis Solicitors Ltd.
Practice: all aspects of mental health and capacity law, including proceedings in the tribunal and CoP – particular interest in forensic mental health law; aftercare and Care Act and health and welfare in the CoP.
Additional roles: Associate Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, teaching on the AMHP and BIA courses as well as provider of statutory legal updates to a variety of local authorities in the north as well as to s.12 and Approved Clinicians via the Andrew Sims Centre.


Venue Phone: 0161 817 6377

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3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester, , M3 2JA