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Training courses: Peter Edwards Training


What this terrible virus has taught us is the wonder of zoom. Geographical location is not relevant. This means that there will be no need for travel or pay for hotels. You will just need a computer/laptop/phone with camera. We will be supplying the training materials in advance.

There will be a full opportunity to participate and ask questions.

Introduction to the Mental Health Act and Code
  • Date: September 16, 2020
  • Time: 10am
  • Venue: Via ZOOM
  • Cost: £125+vat

Comments from previous course delegates “Good course that provided me with information that we can take back into the workplace…

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Introduction – MCA and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Date: September 18, 2020
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
  • Venue: Via ZOOM
  • Cost: £125+vat

Course Description This is an intensive introduction to all those who need a basic understanding of the MCA and DOLS.…

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Becoming a Mental Health Act Administrator – The basics
  • Date: September 22, 2020
  • Time: 10am
  • Venue: Hoylake Merseyside CH47 2AE
  • Cost: £125 + VAT

This course is designed to equip new or less experienced MHAAs with the tools to do the their job effectively.…

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Update course for MHAAs
  • Date: September 24, 2020
  • Time: 10am – 12.30pm
  • Venue: Via ZOOM
  • Cost: £125 + VAT

This course is designed to equip you with the necessary evidence based skills to fulfil your statutory and non statutory…

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2 day course – admission to MHT Panel (accredited)
  • Date: September 28, 2020
  • Time: Both days 9.00am
  • Venue: Via ZOOM
  • Cost: £175 + VAT per day (£350 + VAT both days)

The course is run by the former Chief Assessor of the Panel, Peter Edwards. For full CV . He will…

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New Masterclass – Mental Health Act and Tribunals – Legal Update
  • Date: October 14, 2020
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
  • Venue: Via ZOOM
  • Cost: £125 + VAT

This course is designed for those who want to keep up to date with the Mental Health Act and Tribunals…

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Masterclass – MCA, DoLs and C of P including new LPS
  • Date: October 16, 2020
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm
  • Venue: Via ZOOM
  • Cost: £125 + VAT

Latest programme update The course will examine in detail recent important developments in MCA/DoLs and the Court of Protection This…

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Introduction to using Court of Protection including s. 21A Appeals
  • Date: October 27, 2020
  • Time: 10am – 12.30pm
  • Venue: Via ZOOM
  • Cost: £125+vat

The Court of Protection addresses issues not only of finances but also where deprivation of liberty safeguards and procedures are authorised or…

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Getting ready for Liberty Protection safeguards
  • Date: October 29, 2019
  • Time: 10.00am – noon
  • Venue: Via ZOOM
  • Cost: £125 + VAT

LPSs are due to be implemented in October 2020 Areas covered: Statutory definitions Responsible bodies Conditions to be satisfied Pre-authorisation…

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About Peter Edwards Law Training

Peter Edwards has been training in Mental Health and Incapacity Law for over 35 years. His courses are thought provoking, challenging, entertaining and at the forefront of Mental Health and Incapacity Law.

Delivered from his practice in Hoylake, Wirral or locations around the country (on request) his Mental Health training courses are attended by a range of professionals directly involved in mental health, learning disability and elderly services. Also professionals who come into into contact with those who might be mentally disordered or lack capacity such as police, dentists, general hospitals and solicitors. Peter also trains service users, advocates and families.

NOTE: Courses are regularly updated.

Peter Edwards’ credentials

Recent appointment: Visiting senior lecturer Edge Hill University. Peter’s experience within the Mental Health and Incapacity field draws upon his legal expertise and also his work as President of Imagine, a large mental health charity based in Liverpool. Previously he has been Legal Consultant to the World Health Organisation, Law Society Chief Assessor for the Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel, President of the Mental Health Lawyers Association, Member of Central Policy Committee of Mental Health Act Commission, Vice Chair Law Society Mental Health and Disability Committee and a Member NACRO Advisory Committee. Peter was also a Member of MIND’s Council of Management.

In 2007 Peter was nominated as Mental Health Lawyer of the Year and, along with Dave Sheppard, used to run IMHL a training and conference company.

Areas of law Peter Edwards covers…

The Care Act 2014

  • How this impacts on the Mental Health Act
  • Changes to s.117 aftercare
  • The associated Code

Mental Capacity Act 2005

  • An introduction to the Mental Capacity Act Understanding the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • What amounts to deprivation of liberty?
  • What does continuous supervision and control mean?
  • When to use the Mental Health Act and when to use the Mental Capacity Act Capacity and Consent to Treatment
  • Protecting vulnerable adults Using the Court of Protection including DOLS

Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended)

  • Introduction to Mental Health Act and Code
  • Legal Updates
  • Guardianship and Community Treatment Orders
  • Nearest Relatives
  • Challenges to detention
  • Supervision of conditionally discharged patients
  • Mental Health Law for Hospital Managers
  • People with learning disabilities and the Mental Health Act
  • Children and the Mental Health Act

The Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act

  • Writing reports and presenting evidence at Mental Health Tribunals / Hospital Managers hearings
  • First Tier Tribunals, Rules and Practice Directions
  • Appeals to the Upper Tier

The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act

  • Managers and Responsible Clinicians duties to victims
  • Victims and tribunals

The Human Rights Act

  • European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998

In addition

Through Peter Edwards Law I am happy to provide legal advice on issues of policy and practice.

Please feel free to discuss possible training packages with myself or my colleague Annette Holmes on 0151 632 6699 or you can email me directly at

If you require further information regarding our services please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.

A word from one of our clients…

Professional, expert advice given, flexibility and understanding.

Mr A
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