Chambers hosted a conference in Brighton on 14th September on recent developments in the Court of Protection with Local Government Lawyers from the Orbis Group covering Surrey, East & West Sussex and Brighton & Hove City Council.

The Conference was Chaired by Richard Ager and opened by Dominic Ruck-Keene who started the event with a case update.

The Conference then heard from Martin Downs on Costs, Public funding and Human Rights claims and Richard Ager on case management and proportionality.

Richard Ager then led a discussion and was joined by Amelia Walker.

The Conference also had the benefit of a paper by Jeremy Hyam QC as to whether there has been some recent dilution of the acid test of deprivation of liberty.