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We are delighted to welcome Alex Ruck Keene over to Northumbria
University’s interactive, online platform, Blackboard Collaborate.
Date: Thursday 3rd September 2020
Time: 11am - 3pm
Find out more & book your place;
Alex will explore current legal developments in a webinar format, relevant to
anyone involved with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, its Deprivation of Liberty
Safeguards and the forthcoming Liberty Protection Safeguards, including, but
not limited to BIAs (for whom it will constitute annual refresher training), DoLS
signatories, IMCAs, RPRs, professional leads, legal representatives and socio-legal researchers.
Alex Ruck Keene is an experienced barrister, writer and educator. His practice at 39 Essex Chambers is focused on mental capacity and mental health law, in which he is able to provide specialist advice and representation, as well as delivering expert training for front line professionals. He also writes extensively in the field, editing and contributing to leading textbooks and (amongst many other publications) the 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Law Report, the ‘bible’ for solicitors (and others) working in the area. He is the creator of the website http://www.mentalcapacitylawandpolicy.org.uk, providing resources and expert commentary on some of the most difficult mental capacity issues.
Alex is a Wellcome Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London, a visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and a Research Affiliate at the Essex Autonomy Project, University of Essex. He spent 2016 on secondment to the Law Commission as a consultant to their Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Project and throughout 2018 was legal adviser to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983. He is currently a special adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights for their inquiry into the human rights implications of the Government’s response to COVID-19.