The 19th Annual Grange Conference


Medico-legal Event of the Year for Mental Health Professionals

The 19th Annual Grange Conference

Tuesday 29th September to Thursday 1st October 2020

Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY

Once more ETN is delighted to be managing the 19th Annual Grange Conference which has developed a cherished reputation amongst medico-legal experts.

With expert advice from Professor Keith Rix, the Grange Conference Directors have chosen the topics for this year carefully to address both what the expert witness needs to know and the controversial issues of the day.

Following last year’s successful trial of running the event over three days, we are continuing this formula - albeit Tuesday to Thursday – but don’t forget, you may attend all or as many days as you wish. This year, also, we plan to repeat the one to one consultation appointments and to provide a stimulating parallel interactive experience which you may attend as well.

The best traditions continue! As ever, you will have ample opportunity for informal discussion and networking with some of the country’s foremost experts in their fields…. The Grange Conference Judicial Lecture is still de rigeur and the famous black tie dinner with all its traditions is not to be missed. And, of course, the venue is still the beautiful Ripley Castle Estate nestled between Harrogate and Ripon.

Conference Accommodation

Early bookers will have the opportunity of staying at the estate's family run Boar's Head Hotel with its excellent hospitality and cuisine - all guests will be able to visit the castle grounds and enjoy a personally escorted tour of the castle.

We also have alternative accommodation packages available at the White Hart Hotel, Harrogate.

We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to secure your accommodation.

So whether you are an established expert or new to the field, we look forward to welcoming you to Yorkshire for the Medico-Legal Event of the Year for Mental Health Professionals - between Tuesday 29th September and Thursday 1st October 2020.

Don’t forget though – the full residential package starts with welcome drinks and a relaxed social dinner on Monday 28th September 2020 – see you there!

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This year's topics include:

• Judicial lecture / keynote address
• Vulnerable witnesses and defendants
• Current case law
• Best practice in clinical negligence cases
• Culpability in criminal sentencing cases
• Parenting and personality disorder
• Reports in occupational health cases: law & professional guidance
• Private one to one consultation appointments
• Interactive report writing workshop

Our speakers include:

• The Rt Hon Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Kt, QC - Judicial Lecture
• Dr Ciaran Craven SC, MB, BCh, BAO, BSc, MFFLM
• Professor Diana Kloss MBE, Hon FFOM, LLM
• Alison Somek MHM, DipCOT, MEWI
• William Audland QC
• Dr Anton van Dellen, MBBCh, MA (Law), LLM, DPhil
• Dr Nick Hallett, MB, ChB, BSc, LLM, MRCPsych
• Professor Gus Baker, PhD FBPsS
• Ms Minna Daum, BA, BSc Hons. 
• Dr Duncan McLean, BA, MB, BChir, MRCPsych
• Professor Keith Rix, MPhil, LLM, MD, FRCPsych, Hon FFFLM


Non-consecutive conference days can be booked, please email or telephone to make a booking.

How to book:

Book online!

To find out our accommodation availability please call 0113 257 2139

If you don't wish to book online or have managed to secure funding...

Simply print out our booking form with your chosen method of payment and either:

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2020 Programme