Annual Mental Health Law conference
Join us as we look at the latest issues of concern and key legal developments in the field of mental health care with a panel of expert speakers.
This event was previously hosted by RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP and is now hosted by Weightmans following our merger in June. For the first time since before the pandemic, we will be holding the event at One Great George Street, Westminster.
Please note the cost of attending the conference is £120 incl VAT.
|9:30am||Coffee and registration|
|10:00am||Welcome by Chairman and commentary on current themes including the Mental Health Units (use of force) Act 2018||Andrew Parsons, Partner, Weightmans|
|10:30am||Mental Health Law Case update||Morris Hill, Legal Director, Weightmans|
|11:00am||A View on Mental Health issues from the CQC perspective||Mat Kinton, National Mental Health Act policy advisor, Care Quality Commission|
|11:45am||Clinico – Legal Advances in Risk Assessment||Professor Quazi Haque, Elysium Healthcare|
|1:30pm||Deprivation of Liberty: The Liberty Protection Safeguards||Sophia Roper QC, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers|
|2:15pm||Mental Health Act Amendment – where are we?||Panel Session: Andrew Parsons, Partner, Weightmans - Julia Appleton, Partner, Weightmans - Marianne Frall, Partner, Weightmans|
Andrew specialises in health and social care law. He acts for a large number of private sector healthcare providers and care home operators as well as the NHS. read more
Morris specialises in all aspects of public law, with a particular emphasis on social care, healthcare and education. read more
National Policy Advisor for healthcare regulation and monitoring of the use of the Mental Health Act. read more
Dr Quazi Haque, Executive Medical Director appointed President Elect of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services. read more
Sophia is a specialist public lawyer who combines detailed knowledge of the law with extensive practical experience from private practice and public authority work. read more
Julia specialises in health and social care. Julia has acted for the majority of the teaching hospitals in London and many large state and private sector providers around the country. read more
Marianne advises clients on clinical negligence, regulatory and disciplinary matters, inquests, mental health law, criminal investigations and prosecutions, and data protection issues read more