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Mental Health and Court of Protection Legal Update webinar

3 February 2022

Watch now on-demand our Mental Health and Court of Protection Legal Update webinar,  there have been some interesting recent legal developments in this area and topics that were covered during the session include:

  • The Mental Health Act & The MHA White Paper - We will provide a general update including some important recent case law relating to s.17(3) in the context of deprivation of liberty, and s.117 aftercare
  • The Court of Protection, Mental Capacity Act and LPS - We will look at the recent cases flowing from the court, including the response to Covid, the pressures on the system and the recent decisions regarding capacity to engage in sexual relations. We will also touch upon the latest developments in LPS and the next steps to implementation
  • Human Rights - The Government has opened the consultation on the Human Rights Act review (closing 03 March 2022). We will examine the likely direction of travel and the headlines to be aware of to better inform any organisational response to this important call for evidence.

The webinar was chaired by Becky Fitzpatrick and Chris Stark, both partners within Browne Jacobson’s Health and Social Care advisory team.

Mental Health and Court of Protection Legal Update webinar

Our speakers

Chris Stark

Chris Stark

Partner

Chris Stark specialises in clinical negligence claims and health law, including mental health, Court of Protection/Mental Capacity Act and advocacy at inquests.

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Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Partner

Specialises in all aspects of mental health and general healthcare law. Vast majority of practice that leads to court involvement is in the Court of Protection (mental capacity issues), the High Court (complex treatment cases, eg involving children), the Administrative Court (judicial review, human rights and community care issues) and the Coroner’s Court.

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