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30th September 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Central London NW1 (Nearest train station is Euston. King's Cross and St Pancras stations are a ten-minute walk away. The nearest tube stations are Euston and Euston Square)
£150.00 exc. VAT
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Understanding the Court of Protection 30th September 2019


This one day course is designed to enable participants to feel equipped to attend the Court of Protection and to ensure they know what to expect; the best way to give evidence; the key court of protection roles; courtroom etiquette and terminology. The course will help delegates prepare to give evidence and deal with challenging questioning. A barrister in the field will give them tips on staying calm and composed under pressure and ensuring the evidence they give is fair, balanced and accurately represents application of the key components of the Mental Capacity Act to the Court of Protection judge.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the day, participants will have learned:

·         The practical aspects of attending the Court of Protection such as courtroom etiquette and what to expect

·         How to deal with challenging questioning

·         The key roles of those attending court

·         The key terminology of the Court of Protection

·         Tips on giving evidence and staying calm under pressure


The day will include the following key topics:

·         Introduction and overview of the day

·         Introducing the Court of Protection

·         Key legal terms in the Court of Protection and what they mean

·         Courtroom etiquette

·         Giving evidence- tips on staying in control

·         Common errors that might be challenged through cross examination

·         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, [2006] EWHC 3459 (Fam); Hillingdon v Neary [2011] 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.

Includes all course materials, certificate and refreshments.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email assistant@edgetraining.org.uk  or call 07341 277487.




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