Early Bird Offer Extended!- Save £50 if you book before 28 September 2018!
Course date: 12 October 2018
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Course Time: 8.45am- 4.50pm
Accreditation: 5.5 hours CPD
It has been a busy time since our last conference was held in February 2017. Local authority finances, subjected to continuing austerity measures, have continued to be squeezed with councils implementing harsh cuts in spending. The long-awaited green paper on adult social care, due to be published in the summer of 2018, was postponed until the autumn. The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which will overhaul the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs), was introduced in July 2018 with an intention to simplify the process and maintain adequate safeguards but still save local authorities an estimated £200m a year.
The LAG Community Care Law Conference 2018 will bring together leading experts in the field to provide an overview of these legal and policy developments. It will also look forward, exploring what the next 12 months are likely to bring.
As well ask keynote addresses and panel discussions, the conference will provide short, practical ‘community care masterclasses’ – highly informative and interactive, they will promote excellence in the field.
Delegates will receive a course pack with notes with all breakout sessions included.
08.50 - 09.20: Registration
9.25 - 9.30: Conference open
Steve Hynes- LAG
09.30 - 10.00: Opening address/ overview
Stephen Knafler QC- Landmark Chambers
10.00 - 11.00: NHS vs Local government services: who is best to place, design and serve services?
David Lock QC- Landmark Chambers
Karen Ashton- Central England Law Centre (TBC)
Neill Bucktin- Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group
11.00 - 11.20: Morning break
11.20 - 11.55: Keynote address
Sir James Munby
11.55 - 12.40: Masterclass A (delegates to pick ONE session)
1. Challenging cuts in care packages: Alex Rook- Irwin Mitchell Solicitors / Jamie Burton- Doughty Street Chambers
2. Carers and the legal landscape: Emily Holzhausen- Carers UK
3. Care services and people from abroad: Katy Robinson- Wilsons Solicitors LLP
12.40 - 13.40: Lunch
13.40 - 14.40: Panel discussion- Social care greenpaper 2018
Sir James Munby
David Lock QC- Landmark Chambers
Karen Ashton- Central England Law Centre
Steven Knafler QC- Landmark Chambers
14.40 - 15.25: Masterclass B (delegates to pick ONE session)
4. Special Education Needs: Angela Jackman- Simpson Millar LLP / Steve Broach- Monckton Chambers
5. Charging and the future of paying for care: Joel Lewis- Age UK / David Broome - Age UK
6. Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman: Evan Lerwill - Assistant Ombudsman
15.25 - 15.40: Afternoon break
15.40 - 16.40: Court of Protection/ Social Care for Community Care Law Practitioners
Polly Sweeney- Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
Alex Ruck Keene- 39 Essex Chambers
16.40 - 16.50: Closing keynote
Stephen Knafler QC
Booking rates
Early Bird Offer- save £50 if you book before 28 September 2018!
Public and private sectors: £200 + VAT (£250+ VAT after 28 September 2018)
Voluntary, charitable and not-for-profit sectors: £150+ VAT (£200 + VAT after 28 September 2018)
10% discount on all fees for new and existing Community Care Law Report and Legal Action subscribers and LAG members.
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