Mental Health Law- The Need for Change
Friday 8th OCTOBER 2010 – 9am-4pm
The Law Society
6 CPD points
Lunch and refreshments included
€110 for members of the DSBA or IMHLA
€150 (for non members)
9.00am Registration - Tea/Coffee
9.30am Opening Address; Darius Whelan,
President Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association, Faculty of Law U.C.C.
9.40am Hugh Kane: “Vision for Change - Implementation “.C.E.O. Mental Health Commission
10.15am Keith Walsh, “Circuit Court Appeals and other reviews of Mental Health Tribunal decisions Solicitor/Member of MHC Legal Rep Panel/Chair of DSBA – Mental Health and Capacity Law Committee
11.00am Dr. Ian Bowes: “Comparative assessment of Mental Health legislation in Northern Ireland/Southern Ireland”.Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
11.30am Dr. Mary Keyes: “Children and the Mental Health Act 2001”. University College Galway – B.Soc.Sc., Dip.PSW, LLB, Phd:
12.00pm Judge Anselm Eldergill: “Moving from the 2001 Act – Lessons from the U.K. “President U.K. Mental Health Lawyers Association,
President, Institute of Mental Health Act Practitioners, Visiting Professor of Mental Health Law, Northumbria University, Tribunal Judge, Legal Director of the African Regional Council on Mental Health
12.30pm Question and Answer Session
12.45pm Light Lunch (Soup/Sandwiches)
2.00pm John Costello, Vice President Law Society of Ireland
2.15pm Colm O’Gorman: “Moving on from the Mental Health Act 2001 – A human rights perspective. Executive Director, Amnesty International
2.45pm Ciaran Craven B.L:“The Practical question of voluntariness: fact or fiction; the gap that doesn’t exist.” MB., B.Ch., BAO., B.Sc.
3.15pm John Redican: “Does the pace of change need a change of pace”. National Executive Officer NSUE.
3.45pm Question and Answer Session.
Date: 08 OCTOBER 2010
Time: 9.00am – 4.00 pm
Location: The Law Society Blackhall Place,
Fees: € 110.00 DSBA & IMHLA Members. € 150.00 Non Members
9.30pm Opening Address
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
CPD: 6 hours Group Study