Beyond the Basics: Adults with Incapacity Update
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Beyond the Basics: Adults with Incapacity Update

Beyond the Basics: Adults with Incapacity Update

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Monday, 21 November 2016: "Adults with Incapacity Update"


The latest installment in the SYLA "Beyond the Basics" series is our Adults with Incapacity Update.  Our seminar will provide an update on adults with incapacity law, and is kindly hosted by Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts.


Speakers are Adrian D Ward, consultant with TC Young LLP and Scott Blair, advocate with Terra Firma Chambers.

Adrian  is a recognised Scottish and international expert in adult incapacity law. He has practised in the field for 50 years. He has lectured and advised, and his prolific output of books and articles has been published, in many countries and languages, over more than three decades. Throughout that period he has been continuously involved in law reform processes. Relevant recent and current activities include as one of the principal authors and editors of “The International Protection of Adults” (Oxford University Press, 2015); member of the core research group for the Essex Autonomy Three Jurisdictions Project on compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (final report at http://autonomy.essex.ac.uk/eap-three-jurisdictions-report); and consultant to the Council of Europe conducting a review of implementation of Ministerial Recommendation (2009)11 on principles concerning powers of attorney and advance directives for incapacity.

Scott has a wide practice in public law.  His practice includes general administrative law, regulation, local government, social work, mental health, human rights and judicial review all of which are areas which have an interface with adults with incapacity law. 

He has been instructed in cases in the European Court of Human Rights, as well the courts in Scotland, including the Supreme Court.   His human rights practice has been recognised in his appointment to the highest level “A List” of counsel of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. He is a member of Terra Firma Chambers. He is a First Tier Judge of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber and a Convener of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.

He has a particular interest in adults with incapacity and has acted in and advised on a range of AWI issues, including deprivation of liberty, testamentary capacity of incapable adults, consent to medical treatment, removal of guardians and liability to meet care home costs.

The event takes place in Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts in their members lounge on 21 November 2016 at 6pm.  The event may count for 1.5 hours CPD. There are limited places for this event so if you would like to attend, please book your place fast!  The seminar will close with a Q&A session, followed by networking and refreshments.

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