Mental Capacity Law Conference 2019 – Wellington

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Date(s) - 02/09/2019
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Vida Law, the New Zealand Law Foundation and Thomson Reuters are pleased to provide details of the Mental Capacity Law Conference 2019, a full day conference to be held in seven centres across New Zealand in September 2019.
The conferences are aimed at lawyers, health professionals and others working with people who may lack capacity to make certain decisions. Every full paying registrant will receive a copy of the treatise, I Reuvecamp and J Dawson (ed) Mental Capacity Law in New Zealand (Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2019).

Attendance at the conference will amount to 6 hours of continuing professional development (CPD).

The programme for the Wellington conference is as follows:

  • Introduction to capacity law: Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law, University of Otago
  • The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988: an overview: Professor Bill Atkin, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Capacity and Māori: Dr Hinemoa Elder, Professor Indigenous Health Research, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
  • Assessment of incapacity: Dr Anthony Duncan, Capital and Coast District Health Board
  • Best interests – a standard for decision-making: Alison Douglass, barrister
  • Providing health or disability services to people who lack the capacity to consent: Iris Reuvecamp, barrister and solicitor, Vida Law
  • The incapacitated trustee and company director: Greg Kelly, Principal, Greg Kelly Law Limited
  • The future of capacity law: Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, and Iris Reuvecamp, barrister and solicitor, Vida Law

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The venue will be confirmed shortly.

In the event of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Iris Reuvecamp at or by phone on 021 869 361.

The cost of attending the conference is $495.00 plus GST