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The Inherent Jurisdiction - 15 November 2024

The Inherent Jurisdiction - 15 November 2024
The Inherent Jurisdiction - 15 November 2024

Date, Time & Location

Nov 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

via Zoom

About the Event


This 3 hour course aims to provide essential information for staff working in local authorities on the use and application of the inherent jurisdiction when working with vulnerable clients.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the legal context of the inherent jurisdiction
  • Consider when the inherent jurisdiction applies instead of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Review examples and situations where the inherent jurisdiction has been used


The course will include the following key topics:

  • The ‘great safety net’- the legal context of the inherent jurisdiction
  • The powers and limitations of the inherent jurisdiction
  • The situations where it applies – coercion, constraint and undue influence
  • Case law examples – older adults
  • Case law examples – young people
  • Case law examples – when all else fails
  • Case law examples –  Mental Capacity Act or the inherent jurisdiction
  • Court applications for the inherent jurisdiction

The course will be delivered by Hanna Gottschling

Hanna first started working in adult mental health services in 1999.  Prior to obtaining her Social Work Qualification, Hanna worked in Training and Clinical Governance and represented service users within a Mental Health Trust at management and senior management level.  Hanna gained her social work degree in 2011 and went on to gain her Masters in Adult Mental Health.  She continues to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983 and as a Best Interests Assessor (BIA) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to ensure her role as a trainer remains credible and appropriate to the subject matter she is delivering. Hanna has worked in all areas of adult social care including learning disability transitions, older people, physical health and mental health.

Hanna has been the MCA / DoLS lead for a local authority in London for a number of years, providing professional advice on MCA and DoLS for social care staff and managers and Best Interest Assessors, working strategically with management and partner agencies to ensure good practice is adhered to in the ever-changing legal landscape.  Hanna has extensive experience of attending the Court of Protection relating to DoLS, Mental Capacity Act and Adult Safeguarding.  Hanna was asked to join the National Mental Capacity Forum Leadership Group and is passionate about the Mental Capacity Act and ensuring that practice enshrines the principals if the Act.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email  or call 07341 277487.


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