MHLA Conference 30 June – full speaker line-up and topics

With a week to go, there are a few places still for this:

The keynote speech will be delivered by The Right Honourable Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales. Other presenters include:

Professor Penny Cooper, Barrister – ‘Clear and Understandable? A definition of ‘vulnerable’ and a framework for obtaining the best quality evidence’

Jake Kraft, Legal Aid Agency – ‘Avoiding the pitfalls in challenges under Section 21A to DOLS authorisations’

Sophy Miles, Barrister – ‘Legal Update 2016-17’

Floyd Porter, Chief Assessor of the MC Panel – ‘The new MCA accreditation’

Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister, Writer and Educator – ‘When past and present wishes collide’

Tim Spencer-Lane, The Law Commission – ‘The Law Commission’s review of the DoLS’

We hope you will join us for a stimulating day of debate and to meet like-minded colleagues. The venue is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, London Islington. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The conference fee is £120 for MHLA members; £180 for non-members.

Full information and online registration here:



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