MCA Conference

The HLRU hosted a two day conference ‘The Mental Capacity Act 2005 – Ten Years On’ at The Liverpool Maritime Museum on the 9 & 10th September 2015.

The topic of the conference was one of national importance and esteemed members of the judiciary, academics and mental health practitioners presented. The objectives of the conference were to bring together those at the forefront of mental health delivery from various disciplines and allow for an informed reflection on how the controversial area of law is operating in practice and exploration of legal and or ethical problems in the wider societal context. This it was hoped would facilitate an exploration of how best mental health law can improve the delivery of health ethics and practice and better serve the most vulnerable in society.

The event received funding from Wellcome and the School of Law & social Justice and was a huge success. Selected papers from the conference will form a special issue in a leading academic journal: The Medical Law Review 2016 (3).

The conference was a success - some of the comments back from delegates:

“This was one of the best events I’ve been to. The organisation was excellent, and it had very high calibre speakers, representing an excellent range of perspectives. It was very well run.”

“I really enjoyed the conference and the papers were excellent”

“The conference was brilliant…I was so impressed with the papers”

“Fantastic conference. Many thanks and congratulations to you”

“A stimulating Conference”

Available Conference papers can be found below;

Emma Cave Minding the Gaps

Gordon Ashton OBE

Kirsty Keywood - Paradigms and Paradoxes

Mary Donnelly

Paul Skowron

Paula Case

Robert Wheeler

We are grateful to all the participants and delegates who attended.