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National IMCA Conference 2017

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Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Riverside East 2 Millsands

S3 8DT

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In April 2007 in England (and October 2007 in Wales) the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service and role came into effect. We’re excited to announce that we are hosting two national IMCA conferences, to be sponsored by Irwin Mitchell and to be held on:

20th October 2017 - Sheffield

10th November 2017 - London

We will explore what has happened over the last 10 years, how IMCAs have influenced practice, policy and case law, and key developments – including the increasing importance of advocacy reports in Court of Protection decisions and IMCAs’ increasing involvement as litigation friend. We also want to reflect on the demands for IMCA services, particularly in light of recent judgments where the role is promoted as significant and important – with an inevitable impact in terms of demands and resources.

The conference is open to all those that work within the Mental Capacity field including solicitors, deputies, social workers, best interests assessors and others from the health and social care sector.

Speakers (and topics) confirmed so far: Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, 39 Essex Chambers; Mark Neary; Dr Martin Vernon, Consultant Geriatrician Clinical Director, Central Manchester University Hospitals, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

  • Caselaw developments – how ‘best interests’ has been shaped by recent judgements and what this now means.

  • The role of litigation friend – families or IMCAs fulfilling this role – conflict of interest or appropriate independent representation for P?

  • Serious Medical Treatment & PEG feeds – how decisions are approached differently dependent on patient need or diagnosis.

  • Potential Vulnerable Adults Bill – an opportunity to discuss implications, opportunities and reservations.

We will be hosting the same conference in the north and south to ensure maximum accessibility for all IMCAs and other professionals and this is an exciting opportunity to reflect and learn from the last decade.

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Riverside East 2 Millsands

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