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Annual Mental Health Conference – Thursday 5 October

We are pleased to announce the details of our Annual Mental Health Conference 2017.

We will discuss the latest issues of concern and key legal developments in the field of mental health care with a panel of expert speakers, including Andrew Parsons, Partner and Head of Healthcare at RadcliffesLeBrasseur.

Date: Thursday 5 October 2017
Time: 9.15am – 3.30pm
Cost: £96 inc VAT
Venue: One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA
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9.15am  Registration and refreshments
10.00am  Welcome by Chairman
Andrew Parsons, Partner, RadcliffesLeBrasseur
10.05am  Mental health case law and DoLS update
Simon Burrows, Barrister, Kings Chambers and Outer Temple Chambers
11.00am  The key issues that keep attracting the attention of CQC at MHA inspections 
Mat Kinton, National MHA Policy Advisor, Care Quality Commission (CQC)
11.40am  Tea/coffee break
12.00pm  CQC regulatory powers – what action can CQC take, how do you respond and what outcomes do you face?
The key information you need to know about the regulator’s powers
 Andrew Parsons, Partner, RadcliffesLeBrasseur
1.00pm  Lunch
1.45pm  Consent and the psychiatric patient: treatment, covert medication and the law
 Simon Cheverst, Solicitor, RadcliffesLeBrasseur
2.30pm  What is likely to trouble a coroner at an inquest into the death of a psychiatric patient?
 What are the risks of prosecution for ill-treatment, neglect or corporate manslaughter?
Paul Spencer, Barrister, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
3.30pm  Conference ends

This is a very popular event and places will be filled quickly. You can register your interest or book your place now by emailing

The cost to attend this conference is £96 inc VAT. We will invoice you after registration. We ask that you make the payment before the conference to confirm your place.