Keynote address – Sir James Munby
Early-bird offer – Save £50 on delegate fees by booking before 28 September.
LAG is delighted to announce that our 2018 conference will take place on 12 October 2018, in London.
It has been a busy time since our last conference was held in February 2017. Local authority finances, subjected to continuing austerity measures, have continued to be squeezed with councils implementing harsh cuts in spending. The long-awaited green paper on adult social care, due to be published in the summer of 2018, was postponed until the autumn. The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which will overhaul the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), was introduced in July 2018 with an intention to simplify the process and maintain adequate safeguards whilst saving local authorities an estimated £200m a year.
The LAG Community Care Law Conference 2018 will bring together leading experts in the field (including Court of Protection Handbook author Alex Ruck Keene) to provide an overview of these legal and policy developments. It will also look forward, exploring what the next 12 months are likely to bring.
As well as keynote addresses and panel discussions, the conference will provide short, practical ‘community care masterclasses’ – highly informative and interactive, they will promote excellence in the field.
Delegates will receive a course pack with notes, including all breakout sessions.
The early-bird price for all bookings received by 28 September is:
£200 + VAT for the public and private sectors
£150 + VAT for the voluntary, charitable and not-for-profit sectors
Richard Gordon QC, Brick Court Chambers, delivered the closing address at the LAG 2014 community care conference which took place on the 5 December in London.
He has kindly agreed to let us post the speech on our blog.
Richard was leading counsel for the three successful appellants in the Supreme Court in P v Cheshire West; P and Q v Surrey County Council.
Download a copy of the address here. This is reproduced from the December issue of Community Care Law Reports.