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Court of Protection Conference – Enabling independence following brain injury – 12th June 2024

Wednesday, 12th June




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Court of Protection Conference – Enabling independence following brain injury – 12th June 2024

Enabling independence following brain injury


Exhibitor set up – 8.00-9.00

9.00 – 9.30 – Registration

9.30       Welcome from the Chair Stacey Bryant

9.45       An update from the Brain Injury Group – Alex Demetrious-Seymour and Clare Harrison

10.00     What do we actually mean by independence?  True independence (no support whatsoever from anyone) or supporting a sense of independence (doing with some form of support) to build self-esteem and worth Caroline Plunkett of Tania Brown, part of Active Care Group

 10.40     Case Management Journey to Independence The importance of early intervention, recruiting and supervising the “right” support team and vocational rehabilitation to enable brain injury survivors to re-build and re-shape their futures. The presentation will be based on a current case study Nicola-Clare Kelly & Pippa Bird, Circle Case Management

11.10     Morning break and exhibition

11.40    Enabling Independence – managing risk and avoiding an overly paternalistic approach to management – panel discussion with Rhiannon Stokes, Lucy Taylor, Rothley Law, Helen O’Neill Nash & Clair Mahr, Billys (birth injury litigation support)

12.20    CoP legal update – Rhys Hadden, Sergeants Inn

13.00    Lunch and exhibition

14.00    What Does Independence Mean to Me a live podcast with Booke Trotter & Ashwini Kamath (CFG Law) of Brain Injury Bites Podcast

14.40    Transition from child to adult How to best support clients, especially in the context of a family/support network that may feel reluctant to allow adult decision making/behaviours, the wrapping your child in cotton wool approach even though they’re now 18.  A difficult balancing act with acting in the clients best interests but not alienating families – sometimes its as much about getting parents to that place as it is the child Stacey Bryant, Enable Law  

15.20    Relationships – managing the risk in the community This session will cover relationships with others including family, friends, romantic partners, and the impact of community activities on rehabilitation.  How do you support someone to form relationships and widen their community participation what issues may you encounter and how do you manage the risks of exploitation and harm? Case study based if possible.  Psychologist: Dr Mike Smith

16.00   Q & A session with Speakers

16.30    Conference Close

Our 2024 Court of Protection conference for catastrophic injury lawyers (claimant and defendant), case managers and therapists will be held in Manchester on 12th June 2024.

Court of Protection Conference
A diverse range of topics, accredited by APIL Training, will be included.

Details of our full programme and list of speakers will be released shortly but the theme for the day is Enabling independence following brain injury. The sessions will be a combination of formal presentations and panel discussions and our speakers a combination of Barristers, Professional Deputies, Clinicians, Case Managers and those with lived experience.

There will be opportunities throughout the day to ask questions and chat with all our speakers.

Delegates at our brain injury training events have commented:
Excellent training on a very specific and relevant issue to our work
Very interesting with excellent, knowledgeable speakers
Informative, interesting – very well run course. Experts were specialists in their field and made the seminar very interesting.

Who is the Court of Protection Conference for?

This day will provide valuable insight for solicitors and professionals supporting brain injured people and their families.
The Court of Protection Conference will be accredited by APIL Training.

For more information on our Court of Protection Conference
Email: clare.harrison@braininjurygroup.co.uk
Call us on : 0800 612 9660

To Book a Place


Hallé St Peter’s (Manchester), 40 Blossom St, Ancoats Manchester, M4 6BF United Kingdom

Registration Start Time


Conference Ends At


Standard Delegate rate

£210 plus VAT

Reduced Delegate rate for members & the NHS

£105 + VAT

Conference Accreditation

Conference is APIL accredited

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