Patient Safety Forum: Court of Protection and Mental Capacity Act, Newcastle

Hempsons Newcastle, 4th May 2017, Time: 09:30 - 12:45 (followed by lunch)

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

This seminar is relevant to those involved in the application of the Mental Capacity Act in healthcare including continuing healthcare, acute and care sectors. 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 constantly changing due to regularly updated legislation and new case law.  Healthcare decisions requiring compliance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 can be time-consuming and challenging for practitioners who find themselves directly involved.

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


09:30 – 10.00 – Registration and tea/ coffee
10:00 – 11.10 – Seminar
11.10 – 11.30 – Tea/coffee
11.30 – 12.45 – Seminar and questions
12:45 – 13.30 – 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:

  • End of life and serious medical treatment decisions
  • Best Interests: avoiding applications: making effective applications and determining the options available
  • Deprivation of liberty: review of recent judgments and the progress of the DOLS consultation


  • Barrister, Kings Chambers
  • Stephen Evans, Partner, Hempsons
  • Stephen Maratos, Associate, Hempsons


**Please note that the seminar in Harrogate on the 26th of April has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The event is going ahead in Newcastle on the 4th of May.**