Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, 39 Essex Street

Alex is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers in London, and recommended as a ‘star junior’ in Chambers & Partners for his Court of Protection work. He has been in cases involving the MCA 2005 at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court. He also writes extensively, has numerous academic affiliations, including as Wellcome Research Fellow at King’s College London, and has his own website www.mentalcapacitylawandpolicy.org.uk on which he publishes news and blogs on MCA law and policy.

Shefali Shah, director and lead trainer, Kingsley Knight Training

Kingsley Knight offers specialist legal training for social workers, foster carers, adoption and fostering panel members and multi-agency professionals across the UK. Shefali Shah has over 21 years’ experience in children’s social care law, including 17 as a solicitor and manager in various local authorities. Shefali was formerly legal adviser to Adoption UK and to the Independent Review Mechanism. Shefali also has experience teaching children’s law academically on social service degree, undergraduate law and postgraduate legal practice courses.

Shefali is author of Key Changes of Family Justice, published by CoramBAAF.

Oliver Millington, barrister, 9 Gough Square chambers

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Peter Feldon, independent social work trainer

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Nageena Khalique QC, barrister, No 5 Chambers

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Steve Broach, barrister, Monckton Chambers

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Morag Duff, independent specialist continuing healthcare consultant