Starts on Thursday 5th May 2022 3:00pm Available now
This informal quiz aims to embed your learning and to facilitate discussion in the final session. The results will not be taken into account for any subsequent accreditation applications. The pass mark is 70%. Good luck!
This two-day course has been designed to equip candidates to prove their experience to prospective clients and their relatives in representing the needs of vulnerable clients. It has been developed in conjunction with the Law Society to prepare candidates for applications to become accredited legal representative (ALRs) or accredited practitioners under the Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation scheme.The virtual classroom sessions on the first day will be delivered by Angela Jackman QC (Hon), an Accredited Practitioner under the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme, and Lynny Turner, a mental health nurse. Angela Jackman will be joined on the second day by Stephen Cardinal, Senior Associate in Irwin Mitchell’s Public Law & Human Rights department - a specialist in health and welfare cases.The course is also open to candidates who wish to obtain an overview of mental capacity law and practice and who do not intend to apply for accreditation. You can view the full programme here.Unfortunately the session scheduled on on 4-5 May 2022 is now fully booked. We are planning to deliver this again on 11 and 12 October 2022. If you wish to be contacted when bookings are opened again, please fill out this form.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Demonstrate and apply your knowledge in a practical and appropriate manner which is in the best interests of the patient.
Represent the patient effectively in Court of Protection proceedings and maximise their participation.
Demonstrate an awareness of patients’ needs, with particular reference to their vulnerability arising from an impairment of, or disturbance in the functioning of their mind or brain.
Demonstrate consolidated knowledge of current mental capacity law and procedure and have in-depth understanding of CoP practice and procedure.
Demonstrate broad background knowledge of areas of law relevant to advising and representing clients who may lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including mental health law, community care, human rights and relevant law applicable in Wales.