This one day course is designed to enable participants to identify when applications need to be made to the Court of Protection to authorise deprivation of liberty and to comply with the requirements set down by the Court for making such applications.
By the end of the day participants will have learned:
The key legal principles governingdeprivation of liberty in the communitysetting
To identify and collate the necessaryevidence for making applications to theCourt of Protection to authorisedeprivations of liberty in the communitysetting
The day will include the following key topics:
Introduction and overview of the day
Deprivation of liberty after Cheshire West
Re X: the case, the process, and thefuture
Capacity: assessing and collatingevidence
Best interests: assessing and collatingevidence
Further discussion and questions,evaluations and close
The course will be delivered by Sophy Miles
Called to the Bar in March 2015, Sophy qualified as a solicitor in 1989. She was a founding partner at award-winning firm Miles and Partners LLP where she led the mental health and capacity team for 16 years, before becoming a consultant in 2012. As a solicitor she has been involved in significant human rights cases brought under the inherent jurisdiction and in the Court of Protection (JE v DE and others,  EWHC 3459 (Fam); Hillingdon v Neary  EWHC 3522 (COP)).
Sophy has a busy and varied Court of Protection practice which includes personal welfare, international adult protection, medical treatment and property cases, as well as challenges against deprivation of liberty authorisations. She advises in all areas of mental health law, where her long experience as a mental health solicitor gives her a practical understanding of the issues. She advises on displacement of nearest relative applications; complex Tribunals; and disputes over entitlement to after-care.
Sophy regularly advises on public law challenges arising under community care legislation. These have included the application of the Care Act 2014 to vulnerable prisoners and challenges to Care Act assessments.
Sophy undertakes civil actions under the Human Rights Act where there is a mental health or mental capacity element.
Sophy is a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee. She regularly trains on the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and on the Court of Protection.
Throughout 30 years of police work, I cannot remember a day’s course that was so entertaining and informative.
Clear concise presentation delivered with passion!
Excellent presenter- Clear, concise and relevant