Compass Seminar Series: How does the mental capacity law help the most vulnerable in our society?

  • Manchester United Kingdom
  • Start: May 15 2019 16:30
  • Finish: May 15 2019 19:00
  • Time zone: Europe/London
Review the latest concerns surrounding mental health justice in our community and the provisions experts take when supporting clients with psychological conditions.
Join Ben McCormack, lawyer of 20 years in community care and mental health, Paul Skowron, Postdoctoral researcher at York Law School and Martin Sexton, Salford City Council Team Manager at the latest free seminar in our Compass Series.
Guest Speakers
Ben McCormack
As a Barrister at Garden Court North Chambers, Ben specialises in housing, public law and mental capacity cases. He has substantial experience of supporting public law challenges, including emergency injunction applications for interim relief in housing and community care cases. In addition to his Administrative Court work Ben regularly appears in statutory homelessness appeals in the County Court and welfare cases in the Court of Protection.
Paul Skowron
Guest speaker and Post-Doc Researcher, Paul Skowron joined York Law School in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Wellcome Trust funded Mental Health and Justice project.
Paul has also worked as a nurse on a neurological rehabilitation ward and staff nurse on a High Dependency Unit where he first became interested in mental capacity law. He then completed a law degree and legal research which is broadly specialised around the area of mental capacity law.
Martin Sexton
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) team manager, Martin Sexton oversees a department that is responsible for the DOLS applications that Salford City Council receives each year. He provides policy advice to senior colleagues in the council and promotes human rights-based practice throughout health and social care services in the city of Salford.
4:30pm - Introduction 4:40pm - 5:00pm - Ben McCormack, Garden Court North Chambers5:00pm - 5:20pm - Paul Skowron, The Wellcome Trust5:20pm - 5:40pm - Martin Sexton, Salford City Council5:40pm - 5:55pm - Q & A5:55pm - 7:00pm - Networking and close