Updates in Capacity Law and Practice
24 June 2021
4.00 to 6.00pm
Remotely by webinar
1 Hour Group Study
1 Hour Regulatory Study
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The DSBA is pleased to bring you this seminar which will be addressed by The Hon. Ms. Justice Mary Irvine, President of the High Court
Remote hearings – practical guidance – Aine Hynes S.C. and Joe O’Malley, President DSBA
Recent Practice Directions in wardship - Updates and guidance - Katharine Kelleher
Enduring Powers of Attorney – Current issues in practice - Mark Felton
Capacity and medical treatment decisions – Paul Brady B.L
AINE HYNES SC
Áine is a partner in St.John Solicitors, specialising in Disability and Mental Health Law. She chairs the DSBA Mental Health and Capacity Committee and is also Chair of the Law Society Mental Health Law and Capacity Taskforce. Áine was one of the first Irish solicitors appointed Senior Counsel in October 2020.
KATHARINE KELLEHER BCL, LLM
Katharine qualified as a Solicitor in 1989. She is a partner in Comyn Kelleher Tobin Solicitors . She is a committee member of the DSBA Mental Health Capacity Committee and Irish Family Lawyers. She is a member of the Mental Health Law and Capacity Task Force of the Law Society of Ireland. She practises in the area of mental health law, capacity and wardship.
Mark is a partner in Felton McKnight Solicitors in Greystones. He is a member of the DSBA Mental Health and Capacity Committee, the Law Society Mental Health and Capacity Task Force and Mental Health Commission Legal Representatives panel.
Paul is a practicing barrister. He holds first class honours degrees in philosophy from UCD and University College London, degrees in law from King’s Inns and Harvard Law School and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University. He has published on various legal subjects and is a co-author of Psychiatry and the Law (2nd edition, Blackhall Publishing).