Legal Update Sessions with Tim Spencer-Lane (via Zoom)
Dates and topics
- Friday 6th November 2020, 10.00am - 12.30pm: Mental Capacity Act (sorry - fully booked)
- Wednesday 16th December 2020, 10.00am - 12.30pm: Deprivation of Liberty in Community Settings
- Monday 1st February 2021, 10.00am - 12.30pm: The Interface between the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
These session will be led by Tim Spencer-Lane, a lawyer who specialises in mental capacity, mental health and social care law.
At the Law Commission, Tim led the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The final report (including a draft Bill), published in March 2017, formed the basis of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019. He was also responsible for the UK Law Commission's review of the regulation of health and social care professionals, and the Law Commission's review of adult social care law which formed the basis of the Care Act 2014.
Tim is the legal editor of Community Care Inform (Adults) and a senior lecturer at Kingston University where he teaches on the best interests assessor, and adult safeguarding courses.
He currently works for the Government Legal Department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he advises on mental capacity and mental health law.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions these are virtual briefing sessions on “Zoom”. You will access the briefing session using your device (desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart mobile phone). You will need an internet connection, as well as speakers on your device.
These are live briefing sessions, and you will be able to ask questions in real-time via the chat function on your screen.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have this equipment, and that you can access Zoom.
The cost is £20.00 plus VAT per person per session.
How to book
Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. The Mental Capacity Act session on 6th November sold out within 10 days. Click here to book a place now. We are only accepting card payments (although if you are one of our regular customers, and you want to book multiple places via an invoice, please call or email us directly), and you will receive an emailed VAT receipt and full joining instructions in return.