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Assisted Decision Making Act 2015

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Venue Online Webinar with Live Q&A Sessions
Discounted Fee 160*
CPD Hours 3 General (by eLearning)
Date 13 July 2022 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Price €186.00

Please note: This is a live webinar and will not be recorded so there is no option to play back if you miss the live streaming.

Law Society Professional Training


Aim and Objectives
The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act, 2015 has wide ranging implications for practitioners. This seminar will explore how the new framework will affect practice. It will offer practical guidance and discuss potential issues and challenges facing practitioners. The event is designed in collaboration with the Probate and Administration and Trusts  Committee and the Mental Health Task Force.

Topics and Issues to be covered

Overview of the Assisted Decision Making Act  
Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA’s) 
Assisted Decision Making Agreements/Co-decision Making Agreements 
Practical guidance on new framework 
Practitioner challenges and issues including discharge from Wardship, Circuit Court applications
Interaction with the Decision Support Service 



Richard Hammond SC 

Aine Hynes SC, St John Solicitors

Mark Felton, Felton McKnight Solicitors LLP
Mark qualified in 1992 and works extensively in the mental Health and Capacity areas. He is a member of the law Society Mental Health and Capacity Task force, a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Mental health and Capacity committee and a member of the Mental Health Commission legal representatives panel. He has wide experience in the dealing with the creation and registration and revocation of Enduring Powers of Attorney. Mark has a masters degree in Law from UCC which he obtained in 2015 in which he specifically focused on Mental Health and Capacity law.

Áine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service, Mental Health Commission
Alice White Registrar of Wards of Courts
Alice White is the Registrar of Wards of Court and has 19 years’ experience in the Courts Service. She has worked in a number of front line court offices and support areas in the Service. She has had senior roles in the Wards of Court Office and the High Court and was the Central Office Registrar before being appointed Registrar of Wards of Court in October 2019. Alice has a Bachelor of Business degree and post graduate certificate in corporate governance.


More speakers TBC

*applicable to Law Society Finuas Skillnet Members only


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