The Principal Hotel, York
Early bird by 10.08.2021
This conference takes a look at the challenges facing case managers, clients and legal teams when supporting clients who have capacity to make decisions in key areas that impact on their rehabilitation and aspects of litigation.
Consideration is made to supporting clients with fluctuating capacity, employing care teams, making ‘unwise’ decisions, as well as decisions that young people face during times of transition into adulthood, and other challenging topics that we encounter on the road to recovery.
08:00 – 9:15 Registration, Refreshments & Networking
09:15 – 9:30 Welcome & Introductions by the Chair – Andrew McGowan, Head of Neurotrauma, Sintons
09:30 – 10:15 MCA overview particularly in relation to clients with fluctuating capacity – Eilish Ferry-Kennington, Associate Solicitor, Court of Protection Team at EMG Solicitors
10:20 – 11:05 Challenges/roles/responsibilities for a CM when a client makes an unwise decision – Louise Sheffield, Active Case Management
11:05 – 11:35 Refreshment Break & Networking
11:35 – 11:40 Reconvening Remarks by the Chair
11:40 – 12:25 Finances – David Hilton, Partner and Head of Court of Protection at CFG Law
12:30 – 13:15 Challenges related to the litigation process – Gerard Martin QC, exchange Chambers
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch Break & Networking
14:20 – 15:05 Transition – Dr David Todd, Clinical Neuropsychologist at Reconnect Psychology
15:10 – 15:55 Challenges of clients with capacity directly employing – Mobien Hussain, Senior Associate Solicitor, Court of Protection Team at Irwin Mitchell Manchester
15:55 – 16:10 End of Day Closing Remarks by the Chair
Andrew McGowan – Head of Neurotrauma at Sintons
Gerard Martin QC of Exchange Chambers
Gerard Martin QC will consider challenges related to the litigation process for legal teams representing clients who have capacity to litigate. Some of these challenges may include where clients perhaps do not take the advice of the team for whatever reason, or fail to mitigate their circumstances perhaps by not engaging in rehabilitation or return to work, or are tempted to accept a lower than recommended settlement offer. Gerard will explore responsibility of the team to the client in balancing protection as well as client choice.
Louise Sheffield Clinical Case Manager at Active Case Management (Change to orginal programme)
Louise will be discussing the considerations and challenges/role/responsibilities for a case manager when a client makes an unwise decision (considering their situation and health can social care needs) that leaves the client at risk or enhances risk. Including risk management, consideration of their life and the risks they took pre-injury – not overlaying the case manager’s values and judgements.
Mobien Hussain – Senior Solicitor, Court of Protection at Irwin Mitchell
Mobien explores the challenges of supporting clients with capacity who wish to manage their own directly employed care team. Clients may not have had experience of direct employment before, and perhaps don’t have a full understanding of their responsibilities as an employer. Mobien considers how to avoid difficulties with establishing a stable care team, shares real life examples and discusses working with case managers to navigate tricky issues around direct employment.
Dr David Todd – Clinical Neuropsychologist
The transition from young person to adulthood – looking at the difficult and far reaching decisions to be made, such as where to live/accommodation, and how to support them to make the right decision for themselves and their long term future and not as their parents, for example, might see it. The case manager’s role in empowering young clients to make decisions for themselves, yet taking into account the point the client is at in their personal development (maturation) and also their limited life experience.
Eilish Ferry Kennington – Associate Solicitor, Court of Protection Team at EMG Solicitors
Eilish Ferry Kenington will provide an overview of the MCA, particularly in relation to clients who have fluctuating capacity. It will also be discussed as to how the MCA should be used at times when the client does not have the ability to make a decision at the time the decision needs to be made.
David Hilton – Partner and Head of Court of Protection at CFG Law
Finances – how does it work in practice if the client makes numerous unwise financial decisions leading to reduced funds to meet their care package needs – for example – how do the trustees manage this?
BABICM is delighted to offer exhibition stands for this event – but be quick as numbers are limited!
We are proud of the continued success and added value offered to sponsors and exhibitors of our training and events programme. For our Decisions, Decisions – The Way Foward event, we are offering:
These consist of:
Exhibition fee: £500 per stand (Plus VAT) SOLD OUT
Programme Advert in delegate pack, Full Colour A4 page SOLD OUT
Programme Advert in delegate pack, Full Colour ½ page SOLD OUT
For further information on this event, please contact the BABICM office.
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