Mental Capacity Act Legal Update Session with Tim Spencer-Lane (via Zoom) - St Thomas Training
Mental Capacity Act Legal Update Session with Tim Spencer-Lane (via Zoom) - St Thomas Training
Fri, 6 November 2020, 10:00 - 12:30
Online (live webinar)
Adult Social Services


Cost: £20.00 plus VAT per person.

This session will be led by Tim Spencer-Lane, a lawyer who specialises in mental capacity, mental health and social care law. 

At the Law Commission, Tim led the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The final report (including a draft Bill), published in March 2017, formed the basis of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019. He was also responsible for the UK Law Commission's​ review of the regulation of health and social care professionals, and the Law Commission's review of adult social care law which formed the basis of the Care Act 2014.

Tim is the legal editor of Community Care Inform (Adults) and a senior lecturer at Kingston University where he teaches on the best interests assessor, and adult safeguarding courses. 

He currently works for the Government Legal Department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he advises on mental capacity and mental health law.


This is a live briefing session, and you will be able to ask questions in real-time via the chat function on your screen.

The topics covered will be as follows:

Delivery method

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this is a virtual briefing session on “Zoom”. You will access the briefing session using your device (desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart mobile phone). You will need an internet connection, as well as speakers on your device.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have this equipment, and that you can access Zoom.

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