LAG Community Care Law Conference 2017

Matching the rhetoric of rights with reality

10 February 2017, London


The Care Act 2014 was billed as the ‘most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years, putting people and their carers in control of their care and support’.  Now that it has had time to bed down, the LAG Community Care Conference 2017 considers the progress made to achieving this ambition: whether the political rhetoric has been matched by the reality on the ground.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Luke Clements
  • Paul Bowen QC
  • Richard Gordon QC
  • Stephen Knafler QC
  • Steve Broach Carolyn Goodall
  • Emily Holzhausen
  • Steve Hynes
  • Michael Mandelstam
  • Sophy Miles
  • Alex Ruck Keene

The conference brings together leading experts in this field who will provide an overview of the new legal scheme and details of case law and policy developments since the Act came into force in April 2015.

Draft programme

9.00 Registration

9.25 Conference open Steve Hynes,Legal Action Group

9.30 Opening address Stephen Knafler QCLandmark Chambers

10.05Master Classes A

1. Challenging cuts in care packages – Steve BroachMonckton Chambers  and Jamie Burton,  Doughty Street Chambers

2.Carers and the legal landscape – Emily  HolzhausenCarers UK

10.50  Break

11.10 Keynote address

Matching rhetoric with reality – Luke Clements, Cerebra Professor of Law at Leeds University

11.45Master Classes B

3. Charging and the future of paying for care – Carolyn Goodall

4. Safeguarding adults – Michael Mandelstam

12.30  Lunch

13.30The Care Act 2014 – is it working?

Discussion, questions and comment (with morning speakers on Panel)

14.15Master Classes C

5. NHS Continuing Healthcare law – Luke Clements, Cerebra Professor of  Law at  Leeds University

6. Care services and people from abroad – Stephen Knafler QCLandmark Chambers

15.00 Break

15.15 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DolS) and the Care Act 2014 Duties

Paul Bowen QCBrick Court Chambers, Sophy MilesDoughty Street Chambers   and Alex Ruck Keene,  39 Essex Chambers

16.15 Closing keynote  Richard Gordon QCBrick Court Chambers

Please note this programme is liable to change.

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Who should attend:

Legal aid practitioners, human rights lawyers, health and social care lawyers, advisers, local authority social services and legal departments, health authorities and NHS trust managers, residential care managers, directors of public health, disability rights organisations, non-governmental organisations and charities.

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