Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association seminar - Dublin, 23 July 2012

Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association 
2012 Seminar
Reforms to the Mental Health Act 2001, update on Capacity legislation and Treatment issues 
Date: Monday 23rd of July 2012

Venue: Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7

Time: 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Registration and refreshments: 5.30

2 CPD points will be available for attendees


5.30pm  Registration  - Tea/Coffee/sandwiches

6.00pm  Dr. Darius Whelan,
President Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association, Faculty of Law U.C.C.
Daring to Change: The Interim Report of the Steering Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act

6.30pm  Fionn Fitzpatrick.
Presentation on need for legislative reform following her own experiences of the mental health services.

6.45pm  Mark Felton, Solicitor.
Overview of Proposed Capacity Legislation.

7.00pm  Dr. Ciaran Craven B.L.,
Mental Health Act 2001, Capacity and Consent to Treatment cases.

7.40pm  Joan Doran, Solicitor.
Operating the Mental Health Act 2001 Act, a practitioner’s viewpoint.

Seminar Registration Form available here:

Provisional registration can be made by email to:

Fee:  Free to members of IMHLA
€65 to non-members

Cancellations must be received in writing. For cancellations received 5 working days or less prior to the event, the attendance fee is non refundable.

It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers, to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers.