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Brokers Ireland Spring CPD Webinar: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

Presented by Aine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service (DSS)

Thursday 04 May 2023 | CPD : 1 Hours


Webinar Details:

Aine Flynn, Director of the Decision Support Service (DSS) will cover the key reforms that the 2015 Act brings, including:

• the guiding principles,
• the functional assessment of capacity,
• details of the decision-making framework
• an outline of the Director’s powers
• update on the provisions of the amending legislation (2022 Act)
• DSS Forms and processes, including register searches

Originally from County Down, Áine graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a law degree and M.Litt. by research. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1999 and from 2012-2017 was a senior partner in Dublin firm, KOD Lyons, specialising in public interest law. She was on the panel of legal representatives of the Mental Health Commission and the Mental Health (Criminal Law) Review Board from their inception in 2006 and represented wards of court instructed by the General Solicitor. Áine has written and lectured on human rights and holds a further qualification in quasi-judicial decision-making. Áine has been a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society since 2012. Prior to her present appointment, she was a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Decision-Making Capacity Task Force. In October 2017, Áine commenced in post as the first Director of the Decision Support Service under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.

CPD will be applied for category 1-8 and will be subject to approval by the relevant educational bodies.


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