Clients in care and safeguarding issues


Theme: Adult Social Services

29 October 2018, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths Nottingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths offices in Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sheffield)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Bevan Brittan

Course overview

Mental Capacity
Sales by Local Authority on behalf of Local Authority Deputy
Recovery of care home fees
Wider Picture – Commissioners and Private Providers – issues with capacity and recovery of fees

Suitable audience:

Adult care/litigation

Overview and topics to be covered include:

Mental Capacity – an overview of capacity in relation to decisions about care, finance and affairs and how this relates to recovery of costs of care

The wider picture – Commissioners of Care and Private Provider issues – capacity and recovery of care costs

Court of protection sales by local authority on behalf of local authority deputy

Recovery of care home fees

Interactive elements

Case studies/discussion

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research
B6 Negotiation
C Working with other people
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Julia Jones is a Senior Associate in the medical law team at Bevan Brittan, with a particular interest in vulnerable adults and safeguarding. She specialises in advising clients on issues concerning capacity, best interests and deprivation of liberty cases and regularly represent clients in proceedings in the Court of Protection

Andrew Smith has been part of the Civil Litigation team at Derbyshire County Council for over two years. He specialises in dispute resolution and debt recovery, particularly relating to Adult Care service provision, but also deals with other litigated matters on behalf of the Council and in defence of the Council.

He has wide knowledge and experience of litigating on these matters, as well as mediating on matters to resolve disputes successfully and reach settlement. He also has a particular interest in welfare rights law and has acted on behalf of claimants in this area.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.