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6 CPD “Live Family Law Update Webinar (Autumn 2023)” 25th Oct 2023 on Zoom – £69.00 – From:09.15 To:16.15

Topics covered include,

  • Finance Update
    Sarah Cornes (Solicitor, paertner at International Family Law Group LLP) –

    Sarah will cover Division of capital on divorce, Special Contribution and Compensation, Agreements, Valuations, Disclosure, Conduct, Other practical judgements for the last 12 months.

  • One Lawyer: One Couple
    Jo O’Sullivan (Collaborative Solicitor, Solicitor Neutral and Accredited mediator/ O’Sullivan Family Law) –

    Jo will discuss her experiences, the law and its practice to provide you with a good grasp of this controversial way of helping couples separate in family law.

  • Child maintenance in family finance- where are we now
    Seema Kansal (Barrister, Fourteen Chambers) –

    Child maintenance can be complicated in finance cases. The talk will try and simplify the process and look at the approach post James v Seymour.

  • Finding of Fact Hearings in Private Children Proceedings- Where are we now?
    Stuart Barlow (Solicitor, Author of “A Practical Guide to Working with Litigants in Person & McKenzie Friends in Family Cases”) –

    Finding of Fact hearings in Private Children Cases have been a source of much debate in recent times. The Court of Appeal has recently given guidance on matters relevant to the court process when considering domestic abuse and fact-finding hearings. This presentation will review the current law and procedure as well as possible changes to finding of fact hearings in future.

  • Rights of Grandparents in Children Proceedings
    Stuart Barlow (Solicitor, Author of “A Practical Guide to Working with Litigants in Person & McKenzie Friends in Family Cases”) –

    Grandparents often play a vital part in the lives of their grandchildren yet their legal position is still vague and uncertain.

    This presentation will cover:

    • Grandparents – the current position

    • Orders available to grandparents in private and public law proceedings

    • Permission to file applications for court orders

    • Acquisition of Parental Responsibility

    • The importance of Special Guardianship Orders for grandparents and other relatives

    • Regulations and financial support for Special Guardians

    • Kinship Carers

    • Applications to Vary and Discharge of Orders

    • Recent developments and case law

  • Children Arbitration
    Gemma Lindfield (Barrister, 5 St Andrew’s Hill Chambers)

    The Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme is a useful tool for practitioners to resolve disputes. Moving beyond the court system with its delays and creaking infrastructure, arbitration provides expedition and flexibility which should be kept in mind for most types of children cases. The presentation will explore the procedure, scope and enforcement of children arbitration. We will consider the benefits and drawbacks, with some practical examples.

  • Challenging Cafcass
    Andrew Otchie (Barrister, 12 Old Square Chambers)

    Andrew will share some thoughts and practical guidance on ways in which to challenge the evidence of a Cafcass officer in family proceedings

A recording of this webinar will be available for delegates free of charge on request

These webinars also covers 6 hours under the SRA Continuing Competence Scheme
Course materials and Certificate of attendance will be provided

Event Details

  • Venue: Zoom
  • Date: Wednesday 25th Oct 2023
  • Time: 09:15 – 16:15
  • Course fee: 6 hour webinar £69.00 (No VAT)
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