13th October 2011 AGM & Conference

This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Association of Prison Lawyers will take place on Thursday 13thOctober 2011 at Doughty Street Chambers, London.
The AGM will be followed by the APL Annual Conference & Seminar below: 

Annual Conference & Seminar presented by the APL

“Protecting Prisoners with Mental Health Needs: Prison conditions, transfer to hospital and resettlement to the community.”

Speakers will include:

  • Hugh Southey QC & Felicity Williams Tooks Chambers
  • Carolyn Taylor Head of Mental Health at TV Edwards
  • Caoilfhionn Gallagher Doughty St Chambers
  • Chris Callender APL / TV Edwards
  • Shu Shin Luh Garden Court
  • Jackie Craissati Head of Psychology for Forensic Services, Oxleas NHS Trust

This conference will assist prison law practitioners dealing with clients who have or may have mental health problems in prison.  The seminar will explain how the Mental Health Act 1983 operates in prisons, what kind of regime prisoners with mental health problems can expect, how to deal with disciplinary and punitive issues facing your client, the human rights implications of their treatment and how to assist your client with resettlement issues when applying for parole, early release or release to the community.  The conference will also address the implications for the significant new policy changes afoot in relation to the closure of psychiatric hospital dangerous and severe personality disorder units.

The cost will be £75 for Members of the APL and £100 non-members.

This event will attract 5.5 CPD Points

Download the flyer here.

Download the Booking Form here.

email:  bookings@associationofprisonlawyers.co.uk