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Join us for Nellie Con, our engaging Socio-Legal Conference taking place in November 2024. Designed for solicitors and professionals, this unique event offers a diverse lineup of speakers from both the social care and legal sectors.
Expand your horizons with insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and collaborative insights. Don't miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary conference bridging the gap between social care and legal expertise.

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Our Guest Speakers

Nicola Parr

We're thrilled to welcome Nicola Parr, a renowned Director and contentious private client lawyer from Actons Solicitors, to Nellie Con 2024. With a specialization in contentious probate and court protection applications, Nicola brings unparalleled expertise to our conference. ​ Her career highlights include advocating for individuals in complex legal disputes and a commitment to resolution through mediation. Recognised by The Legal 500 and an Associate member of ACTAPS, Nicola's extensive experience and dedication to her field make her session a must-attend at Nellie Con 2024. ​ As an Associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), Nicola's expertise is both acknowledged and sought after. With a career spanning over two decades, including roles at Lincolnshire-based Chattertons and a significant tenure at Nelsons in Nottingham, Nicola's wealth of experience is a testament to her skill, dedication, and impact in the field. Join us at Nellie Con 2024 to hear from Nicola herself as she shares insights on navigating the complexities of contentious probate and court protection applications. This is a session you won't want to miss! ​ Discover more about Christine's work at Actons Solicitors ​

Mandy Davies

We are proud to shine the spotlight on Mandy Davies, our very own Social Worker at Nellie Supports, as she steps into the role of guest speaker at the upcoming Nellie Con. Mandy's profound expertise and compassionate approach to social work have been cornerstones of her remarkable career. With a BSc in Social Work from Birmingham City University and registration with Social Work England, her dedication to the field is evident. ​ Mandy's journey with us has been defined by her unparalleled commitment to those with communication impairments. As our resident expert in communication theories, Mandy is currently expanding her skills in British Sign Language (BSL), further strengthening her ability to connect with and support our clients facing severe communication challenges. ​ ​ ​ Please join us in welcoming Mandy Davies to the stage at Nellie Con. Her session promises to be a highlight, offering powerful perspectives on communication that embody the heart and soul of Nellie Supports' mission to provide empathetic, effective care. ​ Discover more about Mandy's work at Nellie Supports

Tom Stansfield

In the dynamic world of marketing, Tom Stansfield stands as a figure of innovation, strategy, and leadership. As the creative mind behind Legal Growth, Tom has revolutionized marketing practices within the sectors of law, finance, and care, showcasing the power of effective branding and communication strategies. ​ Tom’s presentation, "Legacy Leaders: Building Your Personal Brand in Law, Finance, and Care," is set to be a cornerstone of Nellie Con 2024. Attendees will gain invaluable insights into developing a compelling personal brand that resonates in today’s cluttered market. Tom will share his expert tips on leveraging digital platforms, storytelling techniques, and strategic networking to build a brand that stands out. ​ Prepare to be inspired by Tom’s forward-thinking ideas and practical advice, designed to empower professionals in law, finance, and care to become leaders in their field through effective marketing. ​ Discover more about Tom's work at Legal Growth

Christine Marsh

We're thrilled to welcome back Christine Marsh, the esteemed Private Client Director at Paramount Legal Costs, to Nellie Con 2024. This year, Christine will once again share her invaluable insights, focusing on the critical area of cost recovery within the Court of Protection – an essential topic for Deputies and case workers. ​ Christine's session promises to delve into advanced strategies and practicalities, building upon her previous contributions to enrich our understanding further. With years of dedicated experience, she's ready to unveil deeper insights and more sophisticated hints and tips that could significantly impact ensuring proper remuneration for the dedicated work carried out by Deputies and case workers. ​ Expect to walk away with enhanced knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of the legal cost recovery process confidently. This is an opportunity to engage with one of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field, ensuring your efforts in the Court of Protection are both effective and recognised. ​ Don't miss this chance to deepen your expertise and connect with peers in what promises to be an informative and empowering session at Nellie Con 2024. ​ Discover more about Christine's work at Paramount Legal Costs.

Kerry Slater

Kerry brings a unique blend of expertise to the conference, with an academic background in forensic science and forensic anthropology, complemented by her esteemed fellowship with the Royal Institute of Forensic Anthropology. Her session promises to be a compelling dive into the world of forensic analysis and its application in understanding life expectancy. ​ Kerry Slater's career is as diverse as it is impressive. With degrees in forensic science and forensic anthropology, Kerry has carved a niche for herself in the field of forensic analysis. Her work, recognized by her fellowship with the Royal Institute of Forensic Anthropology. ​ At Nellie Supports, Kerry applies her forensic expertise to a broader context, leveraging her skills to address complex challenges within the social work sector. ​ Discover more about Kerry's work at Nellie Supports ​


Can't wait until Nellie Con 2024? Want to keep your CPD up-to-date?

Join us for our free monthly online training webinars where we will be hosting talks from mental capacity to life expectancy reviews and more.  Book your free training here


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Sarah Pennicott

We are honoured to have Sarah Pennicott from Bennett Griffin as our next distinguished speaker at Nellie Con. Join us for her thought-provoking session on "Divorce in Older Adults with Dementia." With her extensive experience in family law, Sarah will delve into the complexities and sensitive issues surrounding divorce among older adults who are facing dementia.


Gain valuable insights into the legal and ethical considerations when dealing with such cases, as well as the impact on families and support networks. Sarah's expertise and compassionate approach will shed light on the importance of tailored legal support for older adults with dementia and their loved ones during these challenging times. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Sarah's expertise and engage in meaningful discussions on this important topic.

Jobeth Copping-Barrett

We are excited to welcome Jo Beth of Sinclair Law as one of our esteemed speakers at Nellie Con. Join us for her insightful session on "Private Client Work with the LGBTQIA+ Community." With her extensive expertise in private client law, Jo Beth will discuss the unique legal considerations and challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community when it comes to estate planning, wills, and trusts. Gain a deeper understanding of how to provide inclusive and tailored legal services that cater to the specific needs and preferences of LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families.


Jo Beth's session promises to be an eye-opening exploration of the legal landscape surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community, offering valuable insights for legal professionals seeking to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all clients.

David Lockwood

We are delighted to have David Lockwood as one of our distinguished speakers at Nellie Con. Don't miss his informative session on "How a Probate Genealogy Company Can Help You?" David, with his vast experience in probate genealogy, will unravel the complexities surrounding unknown next of kin situations and shed light on the vital role that probate genealogy companies play in such cases.


Learn about the invaluable services they provide in tracing rightful heirs and ensuring proper distribution of assets. Moreover, David will delve into other services offered by probate genealogy companies that can benefit both legal professionals and individuals seeking rightful inheritance. This is a golden opportunity to gain insights into the world of probate genealogy and its impact on legal proceedings.

Louise Clague

Blood cancer is a thing. A nasty, horrible thing that kills people.
Turns out, though, the power to save those suffering from it lies in *all* our hands. Or, actually, our gobs — because it only takes a quick cheek swab to see if you could donate your stem cells and save someone’s life.


GobForGood is Pete McCleave’s latest campaign. Pete was diagnosed with Myeloma, a blood cancer, in 2017 and was given 7 years to live, unless he finds his stem cell match. There isn’t a match on the register at the moment and time is ticking.You will have the opportunity to ‘give us your cheeks’ with a live mass swab and use your GoForGood!

DKMS are a blood cancer charity. We recruit potential lifesavers to the stem cell register and raise awareness and funds to cover the registration costs.

Jane Connery

We are thrilled to welcome Jane Connery of CCFTV as one of our esteemed speakers at Nellie Con. Join us for her compelling session on "Time for Mandatory Safety Monitoring in Care Homes." Jane's expertise in the social care sector and her dedication to advocating for enhanced safety measures will shed light on the importance of mandatory safety monitoring within care homes.


Her insightful discussion will explore how technology and monitoring systems can play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and security of vulnerable individuals. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to learn from Jane's wealth of knowledge and engage in meaningful discussions on improving care home safety standards. Secure your place now to be part of this enriching experience at Nellie Con.

Tony Miles

Tony Miles from the Financial Vulnerability Taskforce. Tony will provide a compelling explanation behind the establishment of the Taskforce, shedding light on the critical importance of addressing financial vulnerability. Discover how firms in the personal finance and legal sectors can greatly benefit from free membership, enabling them to better serve individuals facing vulnerable circumstances.


With Tony's expert insights, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges vulnerable individuals encounter and how your firm can make a positive impact. Embrace the opportunity to enhance your approach, strengthen client relationships, and contribute to building a more inclusive and supportive financial and legal landscape.

Christine Marsh

Join us for a highly informative session with Christine Marsh, Private Client Director at Paramount Legal Costs. Christine's talk on "Recovery of Costs in the Court of Protection" promises to be a valuable resource for Deputies and case workers. During her presentation, Christine will provide a comprehensive and practical overview of the cost recovery process within the Court of Protection.


With years of experience in the field, Christine will share little-known hints and tips that can make a significant difference in ensuring proper remuneration for the dedicated work carried out by Deputies and case workers. You'll gain essential insights into the intricacies of cost recovery, allowing you to confidently navigate this complex aspect of the legal process.

Looking Back at NellieCon 2023

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Looking Back at NellieCon 2023

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📅 Thu, 14 Nov 2024

⏰ 09:00 - 17:00 GMT


📍 Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott Peterborough Lynch Wood Peterborough PE2 6GB

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