Seminars at Serjeants’ Inn
We are frequently called upon as commentators in our fields: in the last 12 months our members have given papers at institutions including the Houses of Parliament, the Home Office, the College of Policing and St George’s, University of London. Our barristers have also been invited to speak at events such as the AvMA and Association of Police Lawyers annual conferences, as well as for numerous client firms.
We offer a rolling programme of seminars and case surgeries as well as providing regular briefing notes and other articles and updates for clients.
The fact that – in an innovative move – we have invested in a dedicated client care team means that we are particularly well placed to discuss and fulfil client requirements on training and numerous other matters. For full details please contact our Client Care Manager, Isabel Biggs.
Alternatively, if you wish to attend any of our in-house seminars as detailed here from time to time, please complete the registration form and we will be in touch shortly to confirm your place.
Practical advice for assessments, advocacy and access.
We are delighted to invite you to this Court of Protection webinar which will be hosted by Clarke Willmott and Serjeants’ Inn Chambers.
Join Dr Bridget Dolan QC and Rachel Spearing for a discussion about the challenges created by the pandemic. Despite Bridget’s PhD in psychology and her 13 years working with the NHS as a Psychologist before she came to the Bar and Rachel’s experience gained as the co-founder and first Chair of the Bar Wellbeing Initiative, they are clear that there are no simple solutions and that what works for one person may not be relevant to another.
In a lunchtime webinar introduced by Michael Mylonas QC they share their experience and answer questions.
In light of recent judgments in Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Anor v H  EWCOP 5, GSTT & SLAM v R  EWCOP 4 and the Vice-President’s Guidance on Serious Medical Treatment  EWCOP 2, we have organised a flash seminar, where we will be joined by Kiran Bhogal of Hill Dickinson to discuss the new practice direction and effects of the judgments.
Our annual police law conference will focus on legal developments and practice as we approach a new decade. This full day event will draw on our police team’s experience in cases which have shaped police law to offer practical and tactical insights.
Every year Serjeants’ Inn joins forces with Oxford neurosurgeon Richard Stacey to organise this event for both claimant and defendant clinical negligence enthusiasts. We aim for an interesting mix of medical and legal talks and we will once again be offering a “speed dating” session after lunch with a more informal opportunity to ask questions of our speakers.
Chris Johnston QC interviews Simon Fox QC on the Bolam test for breach of duty in clinical negligence in the light of recent case law and asks – is it still the test for breach?
In this evening seminar, which will be chaired by Michael Mylonas QC, our panel will consider the following questions:
What does the Court Order actually mean? And what happens when someone breaches an Order? And what happens in other jurisdictions, where the right to anonymity is less closely guarded? And most critically – have we got the balance right?
This full-day conference, chaired by John Beggs QC, will draw on our police team’s experience to provide a detailed, practical and strategic look at how to avoid and defend claims arising from breaches of Article 2 – 5, covering key themes, practice and recent cases.