AvMA’s Court of Protection conference returns to Leeds on 23 October 2024. The conference will  examine the current state of litigation and the challenges and responsibilities facing those who work in this important area. We are delighted to announce that HHJ Carolyn Hilder, Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, will be presenting the keynote address this year.

Bookings open now.

2024 Programme

09.15   Registration and Refreshments

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

10.05   Case Law Update & Case Practicalities
Speaker to be confirmed

11.05   Post-Death Costs in the Court of Protection & Costs Update
Paul Cruickshanks, Head of Court of Protection, A&M Bacon

11.50   Refreshments

12.10   Keynote Address – Update from the Court of Protection
HHJ Carolyn Hilder, Senior Judge of the Court of Protection

12.55   Lunch

13.55   Fluctuating Capacity and Anticipatory Orders / Declarations

Marisa Lloyd, Barrister, Parklane Plowden Chambers

14.40   Reducing Opportunity Cost Risk & Projecting Dynamic Change

Anava Baruch & Andrew Pryer, Design for Independence

  • Strategic collaboration
  • Housing O.T.’s: The missing link?
  • Reducing operational risk
  • Case studies

15.20   Refreshments

15.40   Engaging in Sexual Relations, Silos and Person-Specific Assessments in the Court of Protection

Helen Smith, Senior Associate Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell LLP

16.20   A Beautiful Parade: Understanding the Financial Planning and Investment Management Market for Deputies

Daniel Edmundson & Ian Woodall, Independent Financial Advisers, Chase de Vere

  • Understanding the Solutions in the Market
  • The Reach of Financial Planning
  • Navigating Conflicts of Interest
  • How to Engage P with Their Finances

17.00   Chair’s Closing Remarks

Sponsorship Opportunities:

CoP Sponsorship Package Opportunities To book your sponsorship/exhibition/promotional package, or for further information, please contact Ed Maycock, AvMA Events Manager – e-mail: conferences@avma.org.uk, Tel: 020 3096 1140.

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AvMA Lawyers' Service member (Multiple Booking discount)show details + £260.10 (GBP)*  
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  • October 23, 2024
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Venue Phone: 0113 244 2000

Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BX, United Kingdom


The hotel is less than 5 mins walk from train station.