Mental Health and Law

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13 September 2012

Time: 8:30am
Venue: Wolfson Institute, room 129&130, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

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Provisional Topics and Invited Speakers
Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor or Cultural Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Founding Director of MSc Mental Health Programme and Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy

An Introduction to Mental Health and Law - Professor Richard Ashcroft
Memory Disorders in the Law Courts - Professor Michael Kopelman
Criminal Law and Mental Health - Dr Richard Latham
International Mental Health and Law - Dr Albert Persaud
Terrorism, Psychiatry and the Law - Professor Andrew Silke
Mental Health Tribunal Reports - Judge Sarah Johnston
Ethical and Legal Challenges within Children’s Mental Healthcare - Dr Moli Paul
Homicide, Mental Health and The Law - Dr Ali Ajaz

Further Enquiries: Contact Dr. Yasmin Khatib
Telephone: 020 7882 2060

Conference Programme

8:30 – 9:00         Tea/Coffee and Registration

9:00 – 9:15        Welcome, Importance of Mental Health and Law and Overview of the Day -Professor Kamaldeep Bhui 

Session 1: Chair: Professor Kamaldeep Bhui

9:15 – 9:55         An Introduction to Mental Health and Law
                           Professor Richard Ashcroft

9:55 – 10:35     Criminal Law and Mental Health 

                               Dr. Richard Latham 

10:35 – 11:15          Ethical and Legal Challenges within Children’s Mental Healthcare
                               Dr. Moli Paul

11:15 – 11:30        Coffee Break

Session 2: Chair: Professor Kamaldeep Bhui

11:30 – 12:10         Terrorism, Psychiatry and The Law

                                Professor Andrew Silke

12:10 – 12:50         Homicide, Mental Health and the Law
                                Dr. Ali Ajaz

12:50 – 13:50         Lunch

Session 3: Professor Kopelman

13:50 – 14:30         Mental Health Tribunal Reports
                               Judge Sarah Johnston

14:30 – 15:10         Memory Disorders in the Law Courts
                              Professor Michael Kopelman

15:10 – 15:50         International Perspectives on Mental Health Law
                               Dr. Albert Persaud

15:50 – 16.10         Panel Questions and Discussion

16:15                        Close