Legal Update Sessions with Tim Spencer-Lane (via Zoom)
These sessions 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.