“Very interesting & enjoyable course. Well organised & great venue.” St John’s Chambers Court of Protection Conference 2018

9th November 2018

Abigail Bond

On 8 November 2018, St John’s Chambers and Wolferstans Solicitors hosted their second Court of Protection conference at Dartington Hall, Devon. The event was sponsored by St James’ Place Wealth Management and Flagstone, and saw over 60 delegates attend.

We were delighted to welcome District Judge O’Neill to open up the talks with her ‘update on regionalisation and practice’. This was followed by speakers from St John’s Chambers’ specialist Court of Protection team; Alex Troup and Abigail Bond. Guest speakers Professor Penny Cooper of University of London & 39 Essex Chambers; Andrew McAulay, Partner at Clarion Solicitors; Chloe Scarr, Associate Solicitor at Martin Searle Solicitors; and Lorraine Podmore from Richardson Laine, provided delegates with “very informative talks.”

Topics from the day included:

  • Challenges of welfare reform for Deputies and Appointees
  • Paying for care and local authority disputes
  • Dementia and the capacity to marry
  • Proportionality in the Court of Protection
  • Mediation of Court of Protection
  • Participation start with P: Using research to enhance practice

The event received fantastic feedback with comments such as “extremely well run conference & enjoyable. Very interesting” and “really informative speakers, pitched at a relevant level.”

You can follow the live tweets from the day by searching #SJCCoP on Twitter.

For further information on our Court of Protection team please click here.