Deprivation of Liberty


Where are we now and what next?

Thursday 24 September 2015, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Weightmans, Leicester


Presented by Weightmans and Bevan Brittan

Seminar overview

The course will look at the development of the law relating to deprivation of liberty over the last few years and looks to the future to consider the changes ahead. The course will be suitable for all levels of experience.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Case law post Cheshire West
  • Re X
  • The new DoLS regime
  • The Law Commission
  • Damages claims

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker profiles:

Robin Constable is a solicitor in Weightmans’s Local Government and Police team, and is based at their Leicester office.  Before joining Weightmans this year he worked for 18 years in local authority in-house legal teams, dealing with education and adult social care matters for the last 13 of these.

Robin has extensive experience in the Court of Protection, mainly from the local government perspective.  He specialises in all aspect of education and adult and children social care law.

Simon Lindsay, Bevan Brittan is a Partner in the Clinical Risk Team.  He is a nominated partner for the NHSLA and leads the Bevan Brittan medical law team. Simon specialises in mental health law and mental capacity law. He assists clients with advice on the lawfulness of detention, community treatment, professional obligations, policy formulation and implementation, human rights issues and representation at managers’ hearings, Tribunals or Judicial Review. He has extensive experience of Court of Protection litigation, inquests, emergency court declarations, challenges to treatment issues, complaints and dealing with the media. Simon also provides training for S12 doctors and approved clinicians for the Royal College of Psychiatrists and lecture widely on mental health legal issues generally. He aims to provide high quality support to clients which is clear, user friendly and responsive.

How to book

To book a place on this seminar please contact Julie Scheller on 0845 272 5701 or email julie.scheller@freeths.co.uk

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


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