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Central London EC4Y

nearest underground station - Temple

United Kingdom

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Best Interests Assessors Legal Update Course


This course aims to provide an essential update on case law in relation to the role of the BIA.

Learning outcomes:

  • Consider the latest DoLS news, research and guidance

  • Examine the latest case law relevant to DoLS and the BIA role

  • Reflect on how the information covered affects BIA practice

Programme- the day will include the following key topics which may be subject to some minor amendments to reflect the latest case law and guidance at the time of delivery :

  • Latest antipsychotic research project findings

  • Latest DoLS statistics

  • Latest case law on deprivation of liberty in the community

  • Imputable to the state and the positive duty on local authorities

  • RD & Others- the latest on the role of representatives and IMCAs

  • Deputies and best interests- case law

  • Best interests and stated wishes/belief/values

  • Briggs v Briggs- the latest approach to best interests

The course will be delivered by Aasya Mughal

Aasya is a barrister and director of Edge. She has provided legal representation for individuals and businesses in civil law matters in the county courts including landlord and tenant proceedings. She also has previously gained considerable experience as an in-patient advocate, working with detained patients on a number of mental health wards and has appeared before the Court of Protection in this role. She is co-author of three books, an App and three wall charts on the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and DoLS used by local authorities, hospitals, universities and lawyers. She has also provided legal information and advice to the public on human rights law through the organisation Liberty on a pro bono basis.


For more information please contact assistant@edgetraining.org.uk or 07341 277487

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