AMHP speaker profiles
The speaker profiles
Information about the speakers at the AMHP Partnership CPD Programme 2020
Simon Foster is a freelance legal consultant and trainer. A former local authority solicitor, he was previously head of the legal unit at Mind. In 2004-5, he helped redraft the Mental Health Act Code of Practice and in 2009 he worked on the Ordinary Residence guidance for the Department of Health. From 2011-12 he was interim Head of Legal Support Services at Sense, the deafblind charity. In 2017-19 he led workshops on s.136 MHA snd other mental health issues in all the hospitals across London.
Simon has also taught social care law at South Bank and Middlesex Universities, and incapacity law at Queen Mary University of London.