Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mental Health and Capacity Law Conference 2019

The annual Mental Health and Capacity Law conference takes place on Saturday 6 April at Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC.

This conference is jointly hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights, School of Law, UCC and the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association.

Topics to be considered will include recent case-law on the Mental Health Act 2001, developments in capacity law and comparative reflections on mental health law in England & Wales. 

The conference is topical as there have been two relevant amending Acts passed in 2018:
- the Mental Health (Renewal Orders) Act 2018
- the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 2018 [not yet commenced] 

In addition, discussions are continuing on the implications of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, due to be commenced in 2020.  The commencement of this Act will further the state’s progress towards implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which Ireland ratified in 2018. 

Details of the conference may be found at

For further information please contact Deirdre Kelleher,  deirdrekelleher@ucc.ie or on 021 490 3642.

Speakers will include:

  • Judge Anselm Eldergill, Court of Protection, England
  • Ms Barbara Brennan, See Change Co-Ordinator and Mental Health Consultant
  • Ms Áine Hynes, Partner, St. John Solicitors, Dublin
  • Dr Miriam Kennedy, Consultant Psychiatrist, Highfield Healthcare, Dublin
  • Mr Paul Brady, Barrister
  • Mr Richard Hammond, President, Southern Law Association, and Chairperson, Mental Health and Capacity Task Force of the Law Society of Ireland

Conference Convenors:  Dr Darius Whelan, School of Law, UCC and Ms Joan Doran, Solicitor, Chair, Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association 

Further Information from Ms Deirdre Kelleher, School of Law, UCC, phone (021) 490 3642, email deirdrekelleher@ucc.ie.
 CPD points are available for Solicitors and Barristers 
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland – 3.5 Hours CPD Credit.    (https://www.irishpsychiatry.ie/product/mental-health-and-capacity-law-conference-2019/)


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Irish Law Events

Irish Law Events Retweeted

UCC School of Law  @LawUCC
The 17th Annual #Law and the #Environment Conference taking place @UCC on Thursday, 11 April 2019 will focus on The Role of Environmental Law in the Transition to Sustainability.
https://www.ucc.ie/en/lawenvironment/conference/ 

Constitution Project
‏@ConstitutionUCC 
Call for papers: Sovereignty, Populism and Constitutional Politics, Aug 30-31 @LawUCC. Keynote address by Prof Gráinne de Burca, @nyulaw. Wide range of themes on issues of pressing contemporary relevance. Panel proposals welcome. In association with @ICON__S.
http://constitutionproject.ie/?p=680

Law and Literature: The Irish Case @LawLitIreland
Symposium at Dublin City University, Saturday 6 April 2019
Though the CFP deadline has passed, you can register for free to come to the symposium until the end of Friday 29 March
https://lawandliteratureireland.wordpress.com/registration/


Burren Law School  @BurrenLawSchool
The programme of the last @BurrenLawSchool is now live
3-5 May 2019
https://www.burrenlawschool.org/2019conference

Darius Whelan  @dariuswirl
Mental Health and Capacity Law conference, Cork, Sat. 6 April 2019 @LawUCC.
https://www.uccconferencing.ie/product/ccjhrimhlaconference6thapril/
 
CCJHR  @CCJHRlawucc 
What are the implications of #Brexit for Irish criminal law? Thurs 21 March The Hon Mr Justice McKechnie will chair UCC seminar exploring judicial cooperation between Britain & Ireland post-Brexit.
https://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/news/legal-experts-to-discuss-implications-of-brexit-on-criminal-law-at-ucc.html#

Irish Law Events  @irishlawevents ·
Employment Law Conference, Dublin, 27 March 2019. Irish Centre for European Law.
https://www.icel.ie/event/employment-law-conference-27-march-2019/


Irish Law Events  @irishlawevents
Sexual Offences: The Challenge of Balancing Rights in the Criminal Justice System, Dublin, 4 June 2019
https://www.acjrd.ie/contents/391 

Hibernian Law Journal  @HibernianLaw 
We are delighted to be featured in @gazette_ie which reports on our recent announcement of the 2019 recipients of the Hibernian Law Medals which you can read about here: https://lnkd.in/gmsSsbe  You can register to attend the Hibernian Law Medals 2019 on 29 March 2019 here:
https://lnkd.in/d58_94H

International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway. 24-28 June 2019.
http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=591

BILETA 2019 - Belfast @biletabelfast
Registration for BILETA Belfast 2019 - Back to the Futures? - 16 and 17 April 2019 - is now open!
http://biletabelfast.net.  Lots of exciting things lined up for our visitors.

Law Society Education
@LawSocEdu
CPD seminars :
https://www.lawsociety.ie/Courses--Events/cpd/

RT @flacireland: On Thursday 21st March at 6.30 p.m. @TrinityFlac will mark FLAC's 50th year with a special event welcoming founders David Byrne, Denis McCullough & Ian Candy to Trinity Library, alongside current C.E. @eilis_barry The event is free & open to all! Please register:
https://www.pila.ie/resources/bulletin/2019/03/20/trinity-flac-50-years-of-flac-21-march

The Older Client - the Role of the Solicitor, 8 May 2019, Dublin
https://t.co/oS6DEvIZX2

Follow Irish Law Events on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/irishlawevents


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Irish Law Events


Irish Law Events Retweeted


Irish Women Lawyers  @iwla_ie ·
Get your #IWD celebrations off to a great start with IWLA and a private screening of the new RBG movie in the exclusive Stella Theatre. Tickets here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/iwla-at-the-stella-on-the-basis-of-sex-exclusive-screening-tickets-55180392038 

Women in Law Forum, UCC, Cork, Friday 8 March 2019, organised by @UCCLawSociety
https://t.co/6tGBMF4OH2 

Criminal Law Conference - Dublin, 28 February 2019 - @ICELTCD https://t.co/CsiCm2xomi

FP Logue Solicitors  @FPLogueLaw · Feb 11
Find out what's really going on in Data Protection law - #infolaw2019 March 22 - Dublin. Speakers now confirmed
https://youtu.be/9yaF53vO0zM

CCJHR and UCC FemSoc Hosting Conversation with Gina Martin on Criminalising 'Upskirting' in England & Wales
Thursday 28 February
https://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/news/ccjhr-and-ucc-femsoc-hosting-conversation-with-gina-martin-on-criminalising-upskirting-in-england--wales.html

International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway.
http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=591

RT @Martyniszyn: Save the date and sign up for the guest lecture by Dr Bogdan Chirițoiu, Chairman of the Romanian Competition Council. All are welcome! Register @ https://t.co/k0D3Hzmcgu  This event is co-funded by the @EUErasmusPlus Programme of the European Union.
https://t.co/Nw2N8B5Iyj

UCC School of Law  @LawUCC
The 17th Annual #Law and the #Environment Conference taking place @UCC on Thursday, 11 April 2019 will focus on The Role of Environmental Law in the Transition to Sustainability. Interested? Respond to @UCCLawEnv's #callforpapers
https://www.ucc.ie/en/lawenvironment/conference/ 

Irish Law Events  @irishlawevents
Addressing the Global Challenge of Responsive FinTech Regulation, 8 March 2019, Trinity College Dublin.
@TCDLawSchool http://bit.ly/2Svz639

BILETA 2019 - Belfast @biletabelfast
Registration for BILETA Belfast 2019 - Back to the Futures? - is now open!
http://biletabelfast.net.  Lots of exciting things lined up for our visitors.

Law Society Education
@LawSocEdu
CPD seminars in March explore coaching staff, legal research, #fintech and much more:
http://ow.ly/YTHB30nEyB4


Irish Law Events on Twitter: https://twitter.com/irishlawevents
Irish Law Updates on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IrishLawUpdates

Monday, February 11, 2019

Irish Law Events


 Irish Law Events Retweeted

King's Inns Law Review  @KILawReview · 
The launch of Vol VIII of King's Inns Law Review and the First Annual King's Inns Law Review Lecture takes place on 12 Feb at 6pm in the King's Inns
https://www.kingsinnslawreview.com/events 


Dublin Law & Politics Review  @DublinLPR · 
On the 14th of February Dr Evrim Tan will be launching his new book on the Decentralization and Governance Capacity. The case of Turkey. Curious to find out when Decentralization leads to good governance? @irishlawevents Register via: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/book-launch-when-does-decentralisation-lead-to-good-governance-tickets-55406433133


UCC School of Law  @LawUCC 
The 17th Annual #Law and the #Environment Conference taking place @UCC on Thursday, 11 April 2019 will focus on The Role of Environmental Law in the Transition to Sustainability. Interested? Respond to @UCCLawEnv's #callforpapers

https://www.ucc.ie/en/lawenvironment/conference/ 

 Irish Law Events  @irishlawevents 
Addressing the Global Challenge of Responsive FinTech Regulation, 8 March 2019, Trinity College Dublin. @TCDLawSchool http://bit.ly/2Svz639



BILETA 2019 - Belfast @biletabelfast
Registration for BILETA Belfast 2019 - Back to the Futures? - is now open! http://biletabelfast.net. Lots of exciting things lined up for our visitors.

Law Society Education
@LawSocEdu
CPD seminars in March explore coaching staff, legal research, #fintech and much more: http://ow.ly/YTHB30nEyB4

Follow Irish Law Events on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/irishlawevents?lang=en

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Irish Law Events

Some forthcoming events are on the Irish Law Events twitter feed at
https://twitter.com/irishlawevents

For example:

On 18 Dec. 2018, @UCCLawEnv's seminar "Nature Conservation in the Anthropocene" features @Fulbright_Eire Scholar, Prof Patrick Parenteau, who will discuss the threat posed by #globalwarming and ocean acidification.
https://www.ucc.ie/en/lawenvironment/newsandevents/nature-conservation-in-the-anthropocene-.html


Daithí Mac Síthigh
Belfast, 26 Feb 2019: My @qubschooloflaw @QUBelfast inaugural lecture 'Technophilia, technophobia, and technobabble'
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/technophilia-technophobia-and-technobabble-the-relationship-between-law-and-innovation-tickets-53437698595

Symposium 'Future Visions for a Democratic Internet'. It's part of a series of events of @UCDCentreHR and will take place on the 27th June 2019 @UCDLawSchool. Read the call for papers. Deadline: 31 January 2019
http://www.democraticinternet.com/p/call-for-papers.html

Law and Literature: The Irish Case, DCU, 6 April 2019
‏We invite proposals for 20 minute panel papers exploring the intersections between law and literature in modern Ireland.
Site: https://lawandliteratureireland.wordpress.com


'Populism and the Rule of Law'. Professor Nicola Lacey of @LSELaw at @UCDLawSchool. The J.M.Kelly Memorial Lecture 2019, 31 Jan. 2019, Dublin. https://www.ucd.ie/law/events/jmkellylecture2019/


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mental Health and Capacity Law Conference 2018

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, School of Law, University College Cork and Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association held their 2018 conference on Mental Health Law and Capacity Law in UCC on Saturday 12 May 2018.

Topics discussed included Recent Developments in Mental Health Law, Dealing with Capacity Issues in Practice, and Children and the Mental Health Act 2001.

Ms Katharine Kelleher, Partner,  Comyn Kelleher Tobin, Solicitors, Cork, spoke on  ‘Section 25  Mental Health Act 2001 in practice from a legal perspective'. Ms Kelleher outlined how children with mental disorders are detained in approved centres by the District Court.  She discussed the evidence required at these court hearings and issues such as what happens when the children reach the age of 18. 

Ms Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Guardian ad Litem Service:   ‘Catching or Falling? The experience of working with children in the Mental Health and Child Care Systems’. 
In this paper, Ms McKittrick outlined what works for children with mental health issues: continuity of service, structural integration of services, and where services are well established and prepared to manage risk.

Dr Anne Jeffers, Consultant Psychiatrist, spoke about the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland REFOCUS Group.  REFOCUS is the Recovery Experience Forum of Carers and Users of Services. REFOCUS is made up of 10 people with experience of mental illness, and ten people who had family members who used the services. The aim of the forum is to actively engage with the College of Psychiatrists, in order to improve the education of psychiatrists, and thereby improve mental health services. 

Dr Lisa Butterly, Historian:   ‘A Jury of My Peers’. 
Dr Butterly said she feels resentful of how poorly Ireland treats people with schizophrenia.  She highlighted the stigma attached to schizophrenia and noted that stigma bypasses self-determination, destroys self-esteem and destroys self-identity. 

Ms Brid Breathnach, Deputy Official Solicitor and Senior Civil Litigation Lawyer, Office of the Official Solicitor, London: ‘Serious medical treatment applications in the Court of Protection in England and Wales - a practitioner's perspective’:
Ms Breathnach said that the use of independent experts was an important safeguard in medical treatment cases. She spoke about recent cases in the Court of Protection, including cases concerning termination of pregnancy and persons in a vegetative state.

Mr Michael Lynn, Senior Counsel:  ‘Recent Developments in Mental Health Law’: 
Mr Lynn discussed important cases such as  A.B. v. Clinical Director of St. Loman’s Hospital,
Court of Appeal, 2018, where the court declared that s.15(3) of the Mental Health Act 2001 is unconstitutional.  The declaration stands suspended until November 2018.

Ms Áine Hynes, Partner, St. John Solicitors, Dublin:  ‘Dealing with Capacity Issues in Practice - Recent Developments’: 
Ms Hynes discussed how the High Court's wardship jurisdiction has become more flexible in recent years.  She also noted that a solicitor has a special duty of care in respect of vulnerable clients, and that a family member cannot give instructions to a solicitor for another family member lacking in mental capacity.

The conveners of the conference were Dr Darius Whelan, School of Law, UCC and Ms Joan Doran, Solicitor, Chairperson of the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association.

Videos and slides from the conference are available at
https://www.ucc.ie/academic/law/docs/mentalhealth/conferences/




Monday, April 16, 2018

Save the Date: Mental Health and Capacity Law Conference 2018




SAVE THE DATE

Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights, School of Law, University College Cork and
Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association 

Annual Conference 2018
Mental Health Law and Capacity Law   

Saturday 12 May 2018 
10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork   

Conference programme will be published shortly, once finalised.

Speakers will include:
  • Ms Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Guardian ad Litem Service:   ‘Catching or Falling? The experience of working with children in the Mental Health and Child Care Systems’ 
  • Mr Michael Lynn, Senior Counsel:  ‘Recent Developments in Mental Health Law’  
  • Dr Lisa Butterly, Historian:   ‘A Jury of My Peers’ 
  • Dr Anne Jeffers, Consultant Psychiatrist: ‘Learning from the Patient: Experience with the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland REFOCUS Group’ 
  • Ms Katherine Kelleher, Partner,  Comyn Kelleher Tobin, Solicitors, Cork:  'S 25  Mental Health Act 2001 in practice from a legal perspective'  
  • Ms Brid Breathnach, Deputy Official Solicitor and Senior Civil Litigation Lawyer, Office of the Official Solicitor, London: ‘Serious medical treatment applications in the Court of Protection in England and Wales - a practitioner's perspective’ 
  • Ms Patricia Hickey, General Solicitor for Minors and Wards of Court 
  • Ms Áine Hynes, Partner, St. John Solicitors, Dublin:  ‘Dealing with Capacity Issues in Practice - Recent Developments’ 
    Conference Convenors:  Dr Darius Whelan, School of Law, UCC and Ms Joan Doran, Solicitor, Chair, Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association

    - Conference Fee - €120 
    - NGOs €50
    - Academics - €50
    - Devilling barristers and trainee solicitors - €50
    - Students – Free

    Further Information from Ms Deirdre Kelleher, School of Law, UCC, phone (021) 490 3642, email lawevents@ucc.ie.

    Four CPD Hours – Solicitors and Barristers
    College of Psychiatrists of Ireland - 3.5 external CPD Credits.

    Book Online 

    Twitter hashtag:  #IMHLAUCC