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
'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
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
- Demonstrate how to work within the current (and future) legal
- 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
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
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
- 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
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.
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
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
Presentations and audio recordings from the event,
including the 'Question Time' session are available on the related