Seminar | 26 October, 2021
“Freedom vs Protection – Representation at guardianship and administration hearings in SAT” – Michael Bowyer of Public Trustee
Cost: $50 (members) or $120 (non-members)
Light refreshments provided
Format: Speaker Presentation
CPD: 1 CPD point in Competency Area 4 (Substantive Law)
STEP Western Australia is approved by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia as a QA provider of CPD.
5:30pm to 6:00pm AWST: Networking drinks
6:00pm to 7:00pm AWST: Presentation
RSVP by 5:00pm Friday 22 October 2021
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Places are strictly limited to 50 in person attendees.
Instructions on how to access the webinar will be provided the day before the event.
The seminar will cover:
Usually in civil court proceedings, or even in some other areas of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), people either instruct lawyers to represent them, or they act for themselves. If they’re found not to have the mental capacity to do that, someone may be appointed to give instructions on their behalf. But in SAT proceedings under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990, a person’s mental capacity may be the very issue in question. Can that person be represented in the proceedings? If so, how? What about other people? And who pays? This seminar aims to de-murk a murky area.
About the speaker:
Michael Bowyer has been the Public Trustee’s Principal Legal Officer since 2004. He has extensive experience in appearing as counsel in matters under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990, both in the State Administrative Tribunal and the Guardianship and Administration Board that the Tribunal replaced. He is the author of the online publication Freedom vs Protection: A guide to guardianship and administration orders, litigation and court trusts for people with impaired decision-making.