Sir James Munby will be the key-note speaker at this event. To book, go to the Events page. Further details will be added shortly.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES AT 3PM ON WEDNESDAY 1 JULY
The Second Annual MHLA Court of Protection conference will be held on Friday 3 July 2015 in London.
Keynote speaker: Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division and President of the Court of Protection.
Other confirmed speakers:
Dr Teresa Joyce, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Niall Fry, Department of Health
Mental capacity law develops constantly. Since Cheshire West hit the news, those engaged in this field have been deluged with court decisions, rules and guidance on deprivation of liberty.
Decisions about best interests continue to require specialist knowledge, crossing over the boundaries between medical and legal practice.
The MHLA has prepared a programme of topical issues including deprivation of liberty, the new CoP rules and the psychological perspective of best interests assessments. Join us for a stimulating day of debate.
09:30-09:45 Opening address by Nick Lewis, Chairman of the MHLA
09:45-10:45 John O’Donnell, Solicitor – Liberty: What is that?
10:45-11:15 Break-out session/ coffee break
11:15-12:00 Niall Fry, Department of Health – The Future for DOLS
12:00-13:00 Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister – The COP Rules: Where are we and where are we going?
14:00-15:00 Keynote address: Sir James Munby, President of the Court of Protection
15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-16:00 Dr Teresa Joyce, Psychologist – Providing evidence on capacity: issues for the expert witness
16:00-16:45 Sophy Miles, Barrister – The Care Act and the Court of Protection
16:45-17:00 Closing remarks by Chairman
Programme subject to change
CPD Credit: 6 Hours
SRA CPD Ref: BYE/MHLA
BSA CPD Provider ID: 1637