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22nd January 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Central London EC4Y (nearest Underground station is Temple)
£140.00 exc. VAT
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Understanding the Court of Protection


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: Winsome Levy

Winsome is a Barrister and was called to the Bar in 2003. She completed pupillage at Garden Court Chambers (formerly 2 Garden Court) and then worked for a specialist mental health solicitor’s firm as a consultant. Prior to coming to the Bar, Winsome worked as a Probation Officer and Forensic Mental Health Social Worker (ASW) in London.

Winsome has worked with Kent Community Health NHS Trust as the Trust Lawyer. She re-joined the independent bar and set up as a Sole Practitioner Barrister at Tupwood Chambers. Winsome represents individuals, local authorities & health trusts and has worked with the Official Solicitor.

Winsome’s practice areas are Adult Social Care, Mental Capacity – Court of Protection; Mental Health; Inquests; Professional Misconduct; School admissions and appeals.

Winsome was a Specialist member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for 16 years and Chair/Panel member of the Nursing Midwifery Council, Misconduct Panel. She is a lay member of the Police Misconduct Panel for West Midlands Police.

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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