Automatism and epilepsy

Date: Tuesday 17 February 2015

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

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

Speakers: Christopher Sallon QC, James Wood QC, Professor Michael Kopelman

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

The Criminal Law Team is delighted to invite you to the third 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. The seminar will be held on Tuesday 17th February 2015.

Automatism and Epilepsy

Automatism has long been a fascinating and controversial topic in medical and criminal law practice.  The Law Commission has recently reviewed the topic of the Insanity Defence and Automatism. Professor Kopelman will discuss an illustrative case of automatism and epilepsy from 2014 and James Wood QC will review the current law.

Chair: Christopher Sallon QC

Speakers: Professor Michael Kopelman, Professor of Neuropsychiatry at King’s College London, based at St Thomas’s Hospital, and a member of Forensic Psychiatry Chambers; and James Wood QC, Doughty Street Chambers.

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