Personality Disorders – Trial and Sentence Issues

Date: Monday 06 July 2015

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Joel Bennathan QC, Rebecca Trowler QC, Dr. Cleo van Velsen, Forensic Psychiatry Chambers

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

Joint seminar series

The Criminal Law Team is delighted to invite you to the seventh seminar of a series of seminars run jointly by Doughty Street Chambers and Forensic Psychiatry Chambers. Each seminar will consider the legal framework, the psychiatric issues arising and the interplay between them.

Personality Disorders – Trial and Sentence Issues

Defendants with personality disorders present unique challenges for legal practitioners. This seminar will explore the diagnosis of personality disorder and the issues arising at trial and particularly at sentencing. Our speakers will discuss the relevant legal framework (including the Mental Health Act and its Code of Practice) and the key case law, the different treatment options, the Offender Pathways project, and the problems arising in relation to hospital disposals in personality disorder cases.

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