08th November 2023


Streamed via Zoom and in person at Wellcome Collection


Wednesday 8th November 2023 | 17:30 - 19:00 | Hybrid, followed by a drinks reception until 20:30 

Doughty Street Chambers' Court of Protection Team invite you to join a seminar on Coercive Control. The seminar will take place on Wednesday 8th November 2023 at 17:30.

This seminar will explore coercive and controlling behaviour among people in intimate or family relationships. Speakers will discuss the psychology of coercion, as well as mental capacity assessments in this context, for example how Complex-PTSD may be considered an impairment, or disturbance in the functioning of, the mind or brain.

The seminar will outline some of the case law around coercive and controlling behaviour, examining the interface between the jurisdiction of the CoP and the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court. The topic will also be relevant to criminal practitioners considering the offence under s.76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015: controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship. 

​The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception. 

The in Person seminar is at full capacity and we are not taking any more registrations. However, we have opened a waiting list, if you would like to register your place please email: events@doughtystreet.co.uk

Registrations have now closed. 


Dr Oliver Lewis, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers

Zoe Harper, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers

Gemma Daly, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers

Nancy Williams, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers

Professor Rod Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, MBPsS, the University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK

The slides can be found here