The full programme has now been announced for the MHLA’s second annual COP conference on 3 July, as follows.
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 the Chairman
The conference venue is the stylish DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Islington, within easy reach of Kings Cross/St Pancras rail stations and close to the Angel tube.
The conference fee of £120 for MHLA members or £180 non-members includes breakfast rolls and fruit on arrival, buffet lunch, and all refreshments.
MHLA courses are accredited with both the SRA and the BSB and this event attracts 6 CPD points/hours.
For full details and online registration go to: