This session will look at the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the lessons that can be learned for practitioners in Northern Ireland as we move towards the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2016.
It will cover:
The professionalisation of capacity assessments;
The growth in disputes;
The abuse and misuse of Lasting Powers of Attorney;
Lasting Powers: the devil is in the detail;
The Public Guardian’s growth;
The cost of Deprivation of Liberty.
The training will be delivered by Caroline Bielanska, Solicitor, TEP, Independent Consultant, Mediator, Author, Trainer and Dementia Friends Champion. Caroline is the former Chief Executive and former Chair of Solicitors for the Elderly, an organisation she helped to found in 1999. She lectures regularly and is well known in her specialist field, advising older and vulnerable adults who have limited physical and/or mental capacity. She is the winner of STEP’s Vulnerable Client Advisory Practice of the Year Award 2017 and Trusted Advisor of the Year Award 2017. She is the author of many leading text books, including Cretney & Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney (8th Edition).