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*NEW* DoLS Conference in person and online - 7 June 2024

*NEW* DoLS Conference in person and online - 7 June 2024
*NEW* DoLS Conference in person and online - 7 June 2024

Date, Time & Location

Jun 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Central London NW1 and online via Zoom

About the Event

Our 7th June conference in Central London will feature a variety of topics and guest speakers carefully selected to be of maximum use to Best Interests Assessors (BIAs), DoLS Mental Health Assessors and other DoLS professionals.   Attendance at the conference will serve as an annual update to continue in the role of a Best Interests Assessor or Mental Health Assessor under DoLS.

*New venue for 2024!*: Central London NW1 (exact address confirmed with ticket purchase)

Start: 10:00 (Registration from 09:15)

End: 16:15


IN PERSON TICKET £195 plus VAT per ticket -  fee includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch along with a paper conference pack and a PDF certificate.

ONLINE TICKET ONLY £150 plus VAT per ticket - fee includes access via Zoom, a PDF conference pack and a PDF certificate.


Conference details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of their booking.  10% discount for groups of 10 or more in one booking.


Sam Karim KC- Covert Medication and Case Law Update

Mr Sam M Karim KC was the barrister involved in the latest covert medication case law Re A (Covert Medication: Residence) [2024] EWCOP 19

Whilst this case was about a younger person with learning disability, Mr Karim KC will also be discussing the potential impact of the guidance in this case on older people with dementia prescribed covert antipsychotic medication.  In addition, he will provide a case law update covering key DoLS case law between June 2023 and June 2024.

Steven Richards: DoLS News Update 

Edge director, author and former CQC MCA specialist advisor, Steven Richards, will discuss a variety of the latest DoLS news and developments. 

Sara-Jayne Williams: Ombudsman Complaints- Lessons for BIAs and Supervisory Bodies

An Edge trainer and former MCA and DoLS lead professional. Sara-Jayne Williams has a particular interest in analysing Ombudsman Complaints. Throughout this analysis, Sara-Jayne has identified significant errors on the 'basics' of the MCA and DoLS by Supervisory Bodies, DoLS assessors and others. Many of these errors could be easily avoided. Sara-Jayne will talk through some key lessons to help Supervisory Bodies, BIAs and Mental Health Assessors avoid these same errors when undertaking DoLS assessments.

Aasya Mughal: Practice, Procedure and Legal Risk for BIAs, MH Assessors and Signatories

Edge director and author Aasya Mughal will discuss practice issues and the legal risks involved to individual assessors and signatories including the following key topics:

1. Remote assessments (when used due to the supervisory body's resources not because it is in P’s interests).

2. No written evidence of scrutiny on Form 5 (only a signature)

3. Using volunteers to take on role of the representative

4. BIAs, MH Assessors and Signatories: individual legal responsibility, professional registration and the CQC

Jeff Innocent - British Comedian of the Year Winner

A whole day of legal talks can be overwhelming so we like to mix up the day with a quiz/case studies (with prizes!) and some light entertainment after lunch.  This year's after lunch comedy will be provided by the brilliant Jeff Innocent. Jeff has won a number of awards for his comedy including  'British comedian of the year' and 'Comedian's Comedian'. His social media clips have racked up millions of views and his comedy has also been highly reviewed in the press:

“Jeff Innocent delivers a masterclass in stand up comedy every time he performs” The Times

"It should be made law that every British Citizen must go and see Jeff Innocent. He's that funny." Evening Standard

Through his comedy, Jeff will cover a range of topics including getting away from his family's criminal past and how much he has enjoyed living in a diverse East London Borough. His interview with the Guardian is here.

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    Tax: +£39.00 VAT

    Tax: +£30.00 VAT



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