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Watch out: It's the LAW - April 2011

The latest Law event was held on the 5 April at the Hallmark Hotel in Manchester.

This law event offered the opportunity to hear from high profile speakers including Frances Patterson QC, Sam Karim from the Kings Chambers, Michael Mandelstam an independent consultant to the health and social care sectors and Rita Hardaker, a solicitor at Fazakerley Advice Bureau and company secretary for In Control.

Following the success of last year's event, this event again proved to be extremely popular with over 100 delegates attending.

'Watch out: It's the LAW' drew on the expertise of those at the forefront of law and social care to provide a platform for learning, open discussion and knowledge sharing. Attendees heard from a number of eminent speakers who discussed some of the key issues and debate surrounding the legal aspects of personalisation.

You can listen to Julie Stansfield, chief executive of In Control, open the event and welcome delegates here (Opens in new window).

The event was designed to:

  • Bring attendees up to date on the most innovative and effective national practice
  • Demonstrate how to work within the current (and future) legal framework.
  • Enable sharing of experience, good practice and real examples of what is working and what isn't
  • Create debate and consider issues safeguarding, employment law and legal entitlement to a personal budget

Dave GuestTaking place at the Hallmark Hotel in Manchester, the one-day event was built on the learnt experience from In Control's first law event and work as part of the Law Commission's review of Adults Social Care Law.

Taking a very active and inclusive approach to learning, the schedule was designed to include a valuable mix of workshops, seminars and influential speakers.

The morning schedule include a number of presentations from:

  • Frances Patterson QC, Law Commissioner - Looking at the legal context.
  • Michael Mandelstam, Independent Consultant to the health and social care sectors - The challenges of personalisation.
  • Sam Karim, Barrister at Kings Chambers, specialist in community care and founding member of the Kings Community Care and Disability Rights Association.
  • David Guest, BBC North West Chief Reporter - Legal Question Time.

The afternoon schedule featured a selection of different workshops run by experts and organisations including The Kings Chambers, Pannone, Fair Advice, Irwin Mitchell and In Control to cover a number of key areas including:

  • Community care assessments
  • Mental capacity and safeguarding
  • Employment law
  • Personal health budget law
  • Community care law updates

These interactive breakout sessions allowed delegates the opportunity to personalise the event to their needs and interests by picking the topics most relevant to them.

Law Event 2011 Sam Karim

We are keen to build on the success of this year's event and in particular the Question Time session where participants got to pick the brains of our panel of high profile experts.

The Q&A session, hosted by David Guest, proved extremely popular and even after doubling the alloted time its popularity meant some participants still had further questions. As such, we are opening up our People Power forums and welcoming you to post any further questions you may have there, where the In Control team will respond.

To submit your questions simply log-on (or register for free) to the In Control website and visit the People Power forum area. Alternatively click here to go straight to the forum.

Presentations and audio recordings from the event, including the 'Question Time' session are available on the related pages below.

Last Updated : Friday, January 22, 2016. Page Author: philippa.barker.