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Mental Health Conference

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The Renfield Training & Conference Centre

Renfield St Stephen's Centre

260 Bath Street

Glasgow

G2 4JP

United Kingdom

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CPD 5.5 hours

Registration and coffee at 9:30am

PEAT Outcome - Relevant legal knowledge

OBJECTIVES

This conference will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction and history of reform
  • An update on the Mental Health Law Review
  • UNCRPD Considerations in reform of the Mental Health Act
  • The 2003 Act - Evidence from the Mental Welfare Commission
  • Named persons, detentions and transfer provisions under Mental Health legislation

Delegates will also have the opportunity to chose a practical workshop in one of the following areas: child & adolescent mental health, mental health and benefits, mental health and employment law or mental health and criminal law.

PARTICIPANTS

This conference will be of particular interest to solicitors and trainees working in the area of mental health law, social workers, advocacy workers and Mental Health Officers. It will also be of interest to tribunal members and those in the medical profession.

SPEAKERS

Adrian Ward is a recognised international expert in adult incapacity law and was given a lifetime honorary membership of the Law Society of Scotland in recognition of his pioneering work on Scotland’s modern law on incapacity and mental health and disability. Adrian was founder chairman of RDAMH (previously Renfrew District Association for Mental Health). Following the breakup of the former Soviet Union, World Health Organisation sent Adrian as adviser in mental health law and rights to various former Soviet Republics – he advised in the Baltic States and the five former Central Asian Republics. In 1995 Adrian was involved in the planning of the “Consensus for Change” Conference which launched the process of mental health law reform resulting in the 2003 Act, and he gave the opening keynote speech at that conference. Adrian has been convenor of the Mental Health and Disability Committee of the Law Society of Scotland since 1989. His awards include an MBE for services to the mentally handicapped in Scotland; and national awards for legal journalism, legal charitable work and legal scholarship.

Kirsty McGrath, Secretary to the Mental Health Law Review.

Professor Jill Stavert, Law professor and Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law at Edinburgh Napier University. Jill’s main areas of research and expertise are international, European and national human rights law and mental health, and she works with a number of public and voluntary sector organisations and bodies and regulatory bodies in the field of mental health, incapacity and/or human rights. She regularly publishes and presents at conferences and seminars.

Colin McKay, Chief Executive of the Mental Welfare Commission. Colin took up the post of Chief Executive of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland in April 2014. He worked in Scottish Government for 14 years, including 4 years working on mental health law reform, first as secretary to the Millan Committee, and then as Bill manager for the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. He also worked in Government on justice, strategy and public service reform. Previously he was a solicitor, and spent 10 years with ENABLE Scotland, where he led campaigning and policy work, established the ENABLE Trustee Service, and served as a Mental Welfare Commissioner for 2 years. He has a particular interest in the interface of law, care and ethics.

Jennifer Whyte, Legal Secretary to the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.

Carrie-Anne Clifford, Partner, Brown & Co Legal LLP and is responsible for LSA’s Mental Health Legal Service, Edinburgh and the East. She has specialised in mental health and incapacity law for a number of years with a particular interest in tribunals.

Kirsti Nelson, Senior Associate, Legal Services Agency. Kirsti has wide experience of litigation at all levels, acting for tenants and homeless people as well as victims of crimes of violence. Kirsti was the lead solicitor in Monica Allan’s litigation through the Inner and Outer Houses of the Court of Session culminating, successfully in the Supreme Court.

Frances Ross, Partner, Clyde & Co. Frances has specialised exclusively in Employment and Discrimination Law since qualifying as a lawyer in 2005. She appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal and has particular experience in managing mass, high value and complex employment litigation in Tribunals across the country.

David Cobb, Advocate, Arnot Manderson Advocates. David is an experienced and enthusiastic practitioner of several areas of Statute law, underpinned by significant experience in Judicial Review, Planning and Human Rights. He has made several contributions to Scottish Legal Literature, whilst developing a niche as a Public Speaker. Building upon a Local Government career, David has developed particular expertise in Mental Health Law, covering cases such as the “Scottish Bournewood” and the operation of MDT regimes in Hospitals. As well as writing three published textbooks, David regularly contributes to the “Scots Law Times” on significant developments in the evolving law in this field.


Chair: Adrian Ward


PROGRAMME

10:00-10:30 Introduction and History of Reform - Adrian Ward

10:30-10:50 The Mental Health Law Review - Kirsty McGrath

10:50-11:00 Questions and Discussion

11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee

11:15-12:15 Mental Health Act Reform and UNCRPD Considerations - Professor Jill Stavert

12:15-13:00 How well is the 2003 Act working – evidence from the work of the Mental Welfare Commission - Colin McKay

13:00-13:15 Questions and Discussion

13:15-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Named persons, detentions and transfer provisions under Mental Health legislation - Jennifer Whyte

15:00-15:15 Tea/Coffee

15:15-16:15 Workshops (please choose one when booking)

  1. Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Carrie Anne Clifford
  2. Criminal - David Cobb
  3. Benefits - Kirsti Nelson
  4. Employment - Frances Ross

16:15-16:30 Questions and Discussion

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