Who is the Nearest Relative and What is Their Role?

Who is the Nearest Relative and What is Their Role

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Course Overview

This bite size session will examine the role of the nearest relative within the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended. Consideration will be given to who the nearest relative is, and how this is determined and the circumstances in which the role of the nearest relative is relevant.

During this webinar viewers will explore the circumstances in which the nearest relative’s role can be delegated and the process for doing so. In addition, the powers afforded to the nearest relative and the displacement and appointment of the nearest relative will also be discussed.

The session will offer invaluable insight for those specialising in mental health law and tribunal work, but will also be of interest to those in other areas of practice who need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when, advising the client regarding this area of mental health law

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners



About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60