Annual Conference 2017: Mental Health Law, Capacity Law & Deprivation of Liberty

14 Mar
CCJHR & IMHLA Annual Conference 2017

Saturday 8 April 2017 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork  

The Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights (CCJHR), School of Law, UCC and the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association (IMHLA) are delighted to announce that their Annual Conference will take place on Saturday, April 8th at UCC.

Speakers and chairs include:


  • Judge Anselm Eldergill, Court of Protection, England
  • Mr Rory Doody, Area Manager for Mental Health Engagement, Cork and Kerry 
  • Mr Niall Nolan, Barrister-at-Law
  • Dr Valerie Murphy, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health and Intellectual Disability, Cork
  • Ms Joan Doran, Solicitor, Chair, IMHLA
  • Ms Mairead Quigley, Solicitor 
  • Ms Áine Hynes, Solicitor
  • Mr Keith Walsh, Solicitor  
  • Dr Darius Whelan, School of Law, University College Cork 


Conference Convenors:  Dr Darius Whelan, School of Law, UCC and Ms Joan Doran, Solicitor, Chair, Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association 


- Conference Fee - €120   

- NGOs €50

- Academics - €50

- Devilling barristers and trainee solicitors - €50 

- Students – Free


Further Information from Ms Deirdre Kelleher, School of Law, UCC, phone (021) 4903642, email


Four CPD Hours – Solicitors and Barristers
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland - 3.5 External CPD Credits - 


Registration for this event is available here




Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland