Inaugural UK Mental Disability Law conference

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Inaugural UK Mental Disability Law conference

Time: June 30, 2016 to July 1, 2016
Location: University of Nottingham
City/Town: Nottingham NG7 2RD
Website or Map: http://www.slsa.ac.uk/images/…
Phone: karen.sugars@nottshc.nhs.uk
Event Type: two, day, conference
Organized By: University of Nottingham School of Law and Institute of Mental Health
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2015

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Mental disability law (including both mental health law and mental capacity law) in the UK has come into its own in recent years, and there is now a wide range of researchers active in the field, in a variety of disciplines.  This conference is intended to bring these people together for the first meeting of what it is hoped will be an ongoing academic network.

The conference is sponsored jointly by the School of Law at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health, and is endorsed by the Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham.

The conference will combine plenary and breakout sessions.  Confirmed plenary speakers at this time include –

Julie Repper, Programme Director, IMROC., on what it means to be a service user and the political status it should secure.

Malcolm Evans (Chair, UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture), Kay Sheldon (Board member, Care Quality Commission), Mat Kinton (National Mental Health Policy Advisor, Care Quality Commission) and Colin McKay (Chief Executive, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland) on the future of inspection and regulation.

Martin Zinkler (Clinical Director, Kliniken Landkreis Heidenheim gGmbH) reflecting on compulsion in psychiatry, starting with the repercussions of the German Constitutional Court’s striking out of the German law on compulsory treatment.

Paul Bowen QC (Brick Court Chambers) and Cathy Asante (Scottish Human Rights Commission) on the future of human rights and mental disability.


It is expected that half the presenters at plenary sessions will be people with lived experience of mental health/mental disability services.  It is also hoped that at least one fifth of the delegates to the conference will have such lived experience.

The conference organisers invite offers of papers for the breakout sessions from scholars of any discipline relevant to law and governance relating to mental disability (including psychosocial disabilities/mental health problems, learning disabilities, and dementia and related disorders of old age). There is no restriction on methodology:  papers may be empirical, policy-centred, historical, analytic, traditional legal, or theoretical, in approach.

A pre-conferences on 29 June will be held for student delegates.  Details about the preconference are available from Amanda Keeling (a.keeling@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:a.keeling@leeds.ac.uk>).  Abstracts for the pre-conference are not required; students are encouraged to submit offers of papers for the main conference.

All attendees (including presenters in the breakout sessions) must register for the conference and pay the required attendance fee.  Reduced rates are available for service users and student delegates.

Offers of papers should be sent to Peter Bartlett (peter.bartlett@nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:peter.bartlett@nottingham.ac.uk>), and should include the name, institutional affiliation (if any) and email address of the primary presenter, the names and institutional affiliations of any co-presenters, and an abstract of up to 200 words.  Deadline for submission of offers of papers is 01 May 2015.

Delegates may register for the conference by sending the attached form to Karen Sugars (Karen.Sugars@nottshc.nhs.uk<mailto:Karen.Sugars@nottshc.nhs.uk>).

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