This webinar is brought to you by the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties and Human Rights Team.
|Date:||Tuesday 7 September 2021|
|Time:||5pm - 6.30pm|
|Areas of Law:||Civil Liberties and Human Rights|
This webinar will discuss the last 12 months' developments in law and practice in mental health law, aimed at busy practitioners in the field, covering case law and other developments in the law. Rheian Davies and Alice Livermore, both at the charity Mind, will be joining us to share some of their perspectives on recent developments in mental health law and practice.
This webinar will bring practitioners up to date with mental health case law and is aimed at mental health law and civil liberties practitioners.
- Mental Health Act reform: forwards and backwards - Rheian Davies, Head of Legal, Mind
- Strategic Litigation in Mental Health: the role that Mind can play - Alice Livermore, Senior Lawyer, Mind
- Where mental health law might be going, and how might that affect the Tribunal - Stephen Simblet QC, Garden Court Chambers & Roger Pezzani, Garden Court Chambers
Rheian Davies, Head of Legal, Mind
Rheian spent 15 years working as a psychiatric nurse before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2006. In private practice Rheian has conducted many ground-breaking mental health cases with Garden Court Barristers, winning Legal Aid Lawyer of the year for her work in Mental Health Law. Rheian currently heads up the legal team at Mind, the UK’s largest Mental Health Charity.
Alice Livermore, Senior Lawyer, Mind
Alice is a Senior Lawyer at Mind, specialising in the rights of children and young people. She is also a member of the Law Society's Mental Health and Disability Committee. Before joining Mind, Alice worked in a legal aid firm for 8 years specialising in mental health, mental capacity and community care law.
Stephen Simblet QC, Garden Court Chambers
Stephen conducts complex hearings before the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health), along with associated judicial review and habeas corpus. These hearings involve restricted patients and those with so-called "dangerous severe personality disorder" in Rampton, Broadmoor and other special hospitals. He is also an expert in damages claims arising out of psychiatric detention. He is an editor of the Community Care Law Reports. Since taking silk, he has represented a number of agencies intervening in important cases, including Mind and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.
Roger Pezzani, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Roger Pezzani practices exclusively in mental health law. He represents and advises patients at all levels, from hospital managers hearings to the Supreme Court. He is equally content at a local hospital managers hearing and the appellate courts and tribunals.