Legal Essentials for Advocates and Activists, Manchester, 9 Feb 2016 (New Date)

by stevebroach

A quick post to say that I’m running ‘Legal Essentials for Advocates and Activists‘ training with the Public Law team at Irwin Mitchell in Manchester on  9 February 2016*.

The training is aimed at non-lawyers who need to use the law to advocate for individual clients and / or for wider social change. Some of the key topics covered will include:

  • How to make real the rights in international conventions – e.g. children, disability
  • What the ‘common law’ is, and how some key concepts – rationality, fairness, duty to consult – can be used in advocacy work
  • Powers and duties – and the key distinction between ‘specific’ and ‘general’ duties in understanding rights

The training is priced according to organisation size and the rate for individuals and small organisations is £50 plus VAT – all the free places for disabled people and carers having now been allocated.

For more of a taste of the kind of issues we will be covering on 9 February, the ‘Legal Fundamentals’ chapter of Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook is now available for free download.

Please spread the word about the training to anyone who may be interested in getting a better understanding of how the law works in practice. We will hope to run the training in other cities in future years.

More information on the training and booking details are available here.

*Moved from January 2015 as a result of a problem with room bookings

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