Brain Injury Group Training – Court of Protection – Plymouth

27th February 2019, Plymouth PL4 0BN  – In association with Enable Law

Focused on issues of capacity and consent, this event will be chaired by renowned QC, Nageena Khalique of Serjeants Inn, an expert in Court of Protection and Public Law matters.

Nageena’s experience spans working in the NHS as a hospital registrar for several years as well as working in mental health tribunals and making both written and oral submissions to the Parliamentary inquiry into cerebral palsy.

She was appointed Chair of the Guidelines Committee by NICE in its collaboration with the Social Care Institute for Excellence to produce ‘Guidelines: Supporting decision-making for people who may lack mental capacity’, due for publication in August 2018.  Nageena was also appointed Assistant Coroner Birmingham & Solihull in 2017.

Brain Injury Group provides award winning training from experts in their field.  Designed for lawyers including barristers, our training is also highly relevant to insurers, case managers, health and social care professionals and those from charities which support people affected by brain injury.

5 hours training, accredited by APIL Training (litigation/senior litigator).


Welcome from the Chair
Nageena Khalique QC, Serjeants Inn

Avoiding common problems in dealing with a person’s property and affairs
Ian Brownhill, No 5 Chambers

A session exploring the ways in which common difficulties faced by attorneys and deputies can be avoided, in particular, considering the ambit of deputyship powers, the co-ownership of property, the making of gifts and replying to requests of the Office of the Public Guardian.

Capacity testing
Tim Farmer, TSF Consultants

A look at the different types of capacity tests dependent on the circumstances, including capacity to make a Will, conduct a sexual relationship, financial affairs, health and welfare.

Respecting rights – a look at supported decision making and how the court’s ensure effective particpation of P
Nageena Khalique QC, Serjeants Inn

This session will focus on developments in cases which focus on rights to family life and the consideration of religious and cultural needs/beliefs

Avoiding contested applications to the CoP:

Keeping the family relationship healthy
Dr Kelly Camilleri, Camilleri Clinical Psychology

  • Keeping families working together with the support team to ensure the family do not feel they have lost their position as parents/spouse/brothers/sisters and looking at their own psychological needs in coming to terms with the situation they find themselves in.Could mediation be the way forward?
    Andrew Hannam, Enable Law
  • Where areas of dispute arise, could mediation be a viable alternative to contested applications? To include health and welfare disputes, including disputes about medical treatment, residence, care and support and deprivation of liberty, serious medical treatment disputes, property and financial affairs disputes and mixed health and welfare, and property and affairs disputes.

Capacity and consent
Katie Webber and Paul Sankey, Enable Law

This session will look at capacity and consent, including Gillick competency in relation to children and young adults where parents are wanting to make decisions.

Children: what can be claimed?
Jonathan Derrington, No 5 Chambers

Presentation of a case study to look at a schedule of loss for a brain injured child including what can be claimed for, the effect of contributory negligence on post settlement affordability, etc.

Managing the money post settlement – making the award last
Nick Martin, Nestor

End of Life decisions
Patricia Wass, Worldwide Chair of STEP, Enable Law

Dealing with end of life decisions including the legal framework and key flash points:

  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • The MCA 2005
  • The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Consultation
  • Wishes and feelings at the end of life
  • Life-sustaining treatment and court declarations

Delegate Rates

Brain Injury Group member firms qualify for ONE free place. Additional places available at the preferential rate of £95 + VAT

£95 + VAT for charities, healthcare and social care professionals

£190 + VAT for all other delegates

Price includes refreshments, buffet lunch and course materials which will be available to download.

Accredited by APIL Training (Litigator/Senior Litigator)

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