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Date Event Description
Date Event Description
2018-02-22 MHLA: Panel course - Leeds, 22/2/18 and 23/3/18 The Mental Health Lawyers Association is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s mental health accreditation scheme. Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2018-02-26 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - London, 26/2/17 This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-02-26 MHLA: Panel course - London, 26/2/18 and 27/2/18 The Mental Health Lawyers Association is an approved provider of the two-day course which must be attended by prospective members of the Law Society’s mental health accreditation scheme. Price: £300 (MHLA members); £390 (non-members); £270 (group discount). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2018-03-02 Edge Training: Deprivation of liberty in children and young people - London, 2/3/18 This course aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and the impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people. Price £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-03-05 Edge Training: AMHP Legal Update - London, 5/3/18 The main aim is to give AMHPs the opportunity to update their legal knowledge and skills regarding their work under the Mental Health Act 1983. This update has a focus on practice dilemmas arising from recent statutory changes as well as case law developments. Speaker: Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-03-06 MHLA: Advocacy, Risk and Cross-examination - London, 6/3/18 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. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2018-03-16 Edge Training: DOLS Conference - London, 16/3/18 Event description: "Join us in the historical surroundings of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple for a day of informative, insightful and practical talks especially designed to assist DoLS Assessors and other DoLS professionals with their challenging roles. The day will include a DoLS related quiz to text your DoLS knowledge and the chance to win a prize." Keynote Speaker: Sir James Munby. Speakers: Alex Ruck Keene, Dr Lucy Series, Prof Bowman, Steven Richards. Chaired by: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £145 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-03-19 Edge Training: Best Interests Assessors Report Writing Course - London, 19/3/18 This course is targeted specifically at qualified Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) and aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure robust and legally defensible assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DOLS). Speaker: Piers McNeil. Cost: £140 + VAT (£168). See flyer for further details and booking information.
2018-03-20 PELT: Introduction to the Mental Health Act - Hoylake, 20/3/18 The course is for all those who need a basic understanding of the basics of the MHA. Trainer: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2018-03-29 MHLA: Refresher and Re-accreditation course - London, 29/3/18 This Refresher and Re-accreditation course is suitable for those seeking re-accreditation and will also be of interest to anyone wishing to further their knowledge of mental health law and practice. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2018-04-16 Edge Training: Unconscious Bias - London, 16/4/18 The workshop will enable you to have a better understanding of how individual and group bias impacts on behaviours, attitudes, relationships and decisions. Speaker: Sneha Khilay. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-04-17 PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS - Hoylake, 17/4/18 Course description: "This is an intensive introduction to all those who need a basic understanding of the MCA and DOLS. Identifying the ‘decision maker’ as the person responsible for the outcome of that particular decision is the key to lawful decision making on behalf of those who lack capacity. Not realising that depriving a person of his or her liberty removes the legal protection given to decision makers unless the deprivation is ‘prescribed by law’ catches many people out. Not knowing what you don’t know promotes risky practice." Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2018-04-18 MHLA: Case law update - London, 18/4/18 This is a one-day course which focuses on practical application of the law in the day-to-day work of mental health practitioners when representing clients. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2018-04-19 PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully - Hoylake, 19/4/18 Course description: "The DOLS start at 18. MCA: 16. MHA: no minimum age for detention. Deciding how lawfully to deprive a child or young person of his or her liberty requires great care. What is a DOL and where does parental responsibility fit? The course will look at the complex inter-relationship between the MCA, MHA and Children Act. When should a child or young person be sectioned? What alternatives are there? Where does s25 Children Act (secure accommodation) fit in?" Speaker: Peter Edwards. Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2018-04-20 Edge Training: DOLS MH Assessor Annual Refresher Course - London, 20/4/18 This refresher course has been designed to meet the needs of DoLS Mental Health Assessors. It will cover key topics that cause uncertainty or dilemmas for MH Assessors and go over the main basic requirements of this challenging role. Common Mental Health Act and DoLS interface issues will also be addressed such as the law around the provision of mental health treatment under DoLS. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions from an expert in the field and ask about your own case scenarios. The day will be delivered by one of the authors of the highly popular Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Handbook who has also trained thousands of doctors on the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £195 + VAT (£234). See Edge website for further details and booking information. (Note the date change: previously was 2/3/18.)
2018-04-23 MHLA: Legal Aid and Peer Review - London, 23/4/18 This course provides guidance on the Legal Aid provisions in mental health cases, including escape-fee cases and requirements for means testing. It will also broaden practitioners' knowledge of the peer review process and the peer review 'Improving your Quality' guidance. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2018-04-27 Edge Training: Legal Update for DOLS Signatories - London, 27/4/18 This half day course aims to update authorising signatories who have already undertaken the Edge full day signatory course. It provides information on the latest news, guidance and case law relating to DOLS and considers how this impacts upon the specific role of signatories. The course also aims to look at wider strategic issues for local authorities in relation to DOLS. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £75 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-04-30 Edge Training: MHA Admin - 30/4/17 and 1/5/17, London This two-day course aims to provide mental health administration staff and hospital managers with the skills and knowledge needed to manage the Act effectively in practice. It considers the necessary tools to ensure effective compliance with the legislation and Code of Practice. Speakers: Stephen Klein and Cassie Finnigan. Cost: £280 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-05-11 Edge Training: Transforming care: community legal frameworks in LD - London, 11/5/18 The Transforming Care initiative in learning disability services means community services need to consider the most appropriate legal frameworks for individuals. This one-day course aims to enable health and social services staff understand the different legal options for people with a learning disability. In particular, it considers the options available under the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and inherent jurisdiction looking at the criteria, powers and limitations of each. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-05-15 MHLA: Legal Aid supervision - London, 15/5/18 This course is aimed at experienced supervisors looking to refresh their skills, or those considering applying for supervisor status, and will cover the Legal Aid Agency supervisor standards and procedures. Cost: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). See MHLA website for further details and booking information.
2018-05-15 PELT: Court of Protection Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 15/5/18 Course description: "This course will review the all the recent developments in Court of Protection case law especially those during the last 12 months. It will include the latest COP cases on deprivation of liberty, capacity, health and welfare, legal aid and treatment. It will consider what practitioners can learn from these cases that will promote effective and lawful practice. It will examine how the practice directions and rules are working in practice. Any decision maker under the MCA has got to follow procedures ‘prescribed by law’ in order to protect not only the rights of those using services but also their own professional position." Speaker: Peter Edwards. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Price: £125 plus VAT (£150). See PELT website for further information and booking details.
2018-05-17 PELT: Two-day admission to panel (accredited) - Hoylake, 17/5/18 and 18/5/18 Course description: "This very intensive two-day course, approved by the Law Society, is designed to assist delegates prepare themselves for panel accreditation. The course also will flag up the difference between the English and Welsh systems. The course would also be of great benefit to anyone involved in the tribunal process who feel that they need a greater depth of knowledge. In addition, day 2 in particular would be of value to those seeking reaccreditation." Trainers: Peter Edwards and Dr Rob Brown. Venue: The Training Suite, Peter Edwards Law, Hoylake CH47 2AE. Price: £175+VAT (£210) per day; £350+VAT (£420) for both days. See PELT website for further details and booking information.
2018-05-18 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - Sheffield, 18/5/18 This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures. Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically for the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories.Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £140. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-05-22 PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 22/5/18 Course description: "This course will allows Mental Health Act practitioners to reflect on and update their practice by ensuring they have an up-to-date understanding of the law. To act lawfully, decision makers are required to follow 'procedures prescribed by law'. These can be found not only in the Act but importantly in the Code (2015) and developing case law. How important is it to incorporate the Code into your practice? The Code states: 'Where the principles and guidance of the Code are not implemented, the CQC may use its regulatory powers to facilitate change and improvement in local services as a failure to apply the Act and its Code may show a breach of one of the registration requirements ...'" Fee: £125 + VAT (£150). See Peter Edwards Law website for further details.
2018-06-04 Edge Training: BIA Report Writing Course - London, 4/6/18 This course is targeted specifically at qualified Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) and aims to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure robust and legally defensible assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DOLS). Speaker: Piers McNeil. Cost: £140. See Edge website for further details and booking information.
2018-06-29 Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories - London, 29/6/18 This course aims to provide guidance on the role of signatories and to update designated signatories in relation to the latest case law around their specific role within the DOLS procedures. Please note: this course is not designed for BIAs but specifically for the role of local authority managers acting as authorised signatories. Speaker: Steven Richards. Cost: £140 plus VAT. See Edge website for further details and booking information.