AvMA’s Court of Protection conference returns to Leeds on 9 November 2023. Since its inception in 2007, the Court of Protection has made crucial decisions to try to protect the well-being of vulnerable individuals. In a rapidly-evolving legal environment, AvMA’s fourth Court of Protection conference will examine the current state of litigation and the challenges and responsibilities facing those who work in this important area.



09.15 Registration and refreshments

10.00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
Anna Datta, Barrister, Parklane Plowden

10.05 Case Law Update & Case Practicalities
Fiona Paterson KC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

11.05 Special Educational Needs, Health & Social Care Entitlements
James Pantling-Skeet, Associate – Legal Executive, Boyes Turner

11.45 Refreshments

12.05 Keynote Address
HHJ Carolyn Hilder, Senior Judge of the Court of Protection

12.45 Retraining Client’s Pain
Andrew Laird, Pain Specialist Physiotherapist & Dr Romy Sherlock, Pain Specialist Psychologist, Retraining Pain Ltd

13.25 Lunch

14.25 Fluctuating Capacity
Tom Barclay-Semple, Barrister, Parklane Plowden

15.05 Costs in the Court of Protection – Navigating the Pitfalls
Adrian Hawley, Head of Court of Protection, Partners in Costs

15.45 Refreshments

16.00 Financial Fraud and Protecting the Vulnerable
Helen Lord, CEO, Vulnerability Registration Service

16.40 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference 

*Please note Costs Master Jennifer James can now longer speak at the Conference.

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  • November 9, 2023
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm