MHLA Courses, Cheshire West – the Supreme Court rules on deprivation of liberty

Do you know how to spot a DOL?

You may be acting out of the best of motives in the best interests of an incapacitated person yet be depriving them of their liberty. If you do not follow the authorisation procedure there could be severe professional and financial consequences.

The MHLA are the representative body for specialist mental health lawyers and are offering a series of talks on the Cheshire West decision at locations around the country during May for all those involved in making decisions concerning mentally incapacitated people.

Delivered by the lawyers who acted for P, you will have a detailed and authoritative guide to how to identify a deprivation of liberty and how to act in accordance with the law to protect the patient, you and your organisation.

Don’t book any other course. Hear it from the people who were there, in the Court of Protection, in the Court of Appeal and finally over 3 days in the Supreme Court.

The course will take place in London on Tuesday 6th May, Manchester on Friday 23rd May and Newcastle on Tuesday 27th May 2014.

Please note that the course in Newcastle has now sold out.

Each course carries 3.5 CPD points and costs £65 for members and £90 for non-members. VAT is not applicable to these courses.

Refreshments, but not lunch, will be provided.

As well as lawyers, this course is suitable for medical practitioners, IMHAs, IMCAs, social workers and care home owners.

Please click here for the booking form.

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