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Mental Capacity Act Webinar Series, March 2021

Here you can view all of the free content from our 2021 MCA Webinar Series

In light of the pandemic, we ran our first webinar series in 2021, in place of our very popular annual conference which is usually held in York. We were delighted with the response to these webinars and expect to continue running them in future, alongside our conference and training events.

You can see recordings below of all of the webinars below. We hope you find them useful in your everyday role, and a good source of CPD.

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Webinar 1 - Joseph O'Brien, Barrister, St.John's Buildings

"Hillingdon, best capacity evidence and disclosure in Court of Protection proceedings"

Joseph joined us on Thursday 4th March and his webinar was the first of our series of ten. You can find out more about Joseph on the St.John's Buildings website.

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"Liberty, Proportionality and Human Rights in Locked-Down Care Homes"

Professor Martin joined us on Thursday 4th March and shared insights into a recent research project on care homes, and invited attendees to participate in the research if appropriate. You can find out more about Professor Martin on the University of Essex website.

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Webinar 3 - Jacqueline Thomas QC, Barrister & Joint Head of Chambers, Spire Barristers

"Transitions for young people to adult social care"

Jacquline Thomas QC joined us on Thursday 4th March to discuss transitions into adult social care. You can find out more about Jacqueline on the Spire Barristers website.

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"LiPS update (Liberty Protection Safeguards)"

Neil Allen joined us on Thursday 11th March and spoke about Liberty Protection Safeguards. You can find out more about Neil on his profiles on the 39 Essex Chambers website, or the University of Manchester website. He also provides training and advice through his LPS Law website.

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Webinar 5 - Brett Davies, Solicitor Advocate, Wakefield MDC

"Local Authority Safeguarding Procedures"

Brett Davies joined us on Thursday 11th March to provide an update on Local Authority Safeguarding Procedures.

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"Capacity and sexual relations after 'Re: JB'"

Sophy and Mary-Rachel joined us on Thursday 11th March for their webinar on the implications of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for sexual relations. You can find out more about Sophy and Mary-Rachel on the Doughty Street Chambers website.

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"Case Law Update"

Eleanor Keehan - a Barrister with St.John's Buildings - kindly joined us to provide this very useful and informative Case Law Update.

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"The role of Official Solicitor & Public Trustee'"

In 2019 Sarah Castle became the first woman to hold the role of Official Solicitor and Public Trustee. In this webinar, she discusses her role and experiences so far, including how COVID-19 has impacted upon her role and Mental Capacity Law generally.

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"Serious Medical Treatment Cases"

Lorraine Cavanagh QC is a Barrister at St. John's Buildings. She very kindly joined us on Friday 19th March 2021 to provide a useful update on Serious Medical Treatment cases.

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"Dysregulation, risky behaviour and how it relates to the Mental Capacity Act"

Dr Nicholas Todd is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leeds University. He very kindly joined us on Monday 19th March 2021 to provide this informative update.

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