Court of Protection, Mental Capacity Act and DOLS seminar – Manchester

Hempsons Manchester, 10th May 2017, 10.30 - 13.00 (followed by lunch)

We would be delighted if you could join us for our free Court of Protection, Mental Capacity Act and DOLS seminar.

*Please note this seminar is now full, but you can sign up to join our waiting list.*

This seminar is relevant to those involved in the application of the Mental Capacity Act in healthcare in both the community and acute healthcare settings. We will cover key issues for practitioners, such as when applications to the Court of Protection need to be made and how to make them, deprivation of liberty and end of life/ serious medical treatment decisions.

The scope and effect of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is wide-ranging and has been the subject of many changes and developments in recent months. In this seminar we aim to clarify the existing law and help practitioners to identify cases that may require consideration by the Court or would benefit from early negotiations in order to avoid a Court application.

We hope you join us for this interactive session and a forum for discussing recent experiences with other organisations.


10:30 – 11.00 – Registration and tea/ coffee
11:00 – 13:00 – Seminar
13:00 – 14.00 – Networking lunch buffet

This seminar is aimed at the following personnel at CCGs, Acute Trusts and Mental Health Trusts:

  • Legal service managers
  • Continuing healthcare team leaders and case managers
  • Medical Directors
  • Medico-legal advisers

Topics will include:

  • When and how should an application to the Court of Protection be made?
  • Review of new case law and consultation and how it will impact on your practice.


  • Helen Edwards, Hempsons
  • Catherine McKenna, Hempsons