6 hour CPD seminar on “Family Law and Family Mediation”

Loading Events

6 hour CPD seminar on “Family Law and Family Mediation”

28 October 2017

AstenJ legal Conferences

Who's Attending

33 people are attending 6 hour CPD seminar on “Family Law and Family Mediation”

  • regina Spio-Aidoo
  • Najib Khan
  • Sirajam Munira
  • DOUGLAS Wamburu
  • Rofik Ali
  • bibi gadwah
  • Veeravagu Vaaheesan
  • Hilda Adejumo
  • Ricardina Bridges
  • Jayanthi Saganti
  • Fareeda Khan
  • toqeer shah
  • Lydia Marshall Bain
  • Simon Chitolie
  • Tahir Haider Wasti


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available

  This seminar also covers 6 hours under the SRA Continuing Competence Scheme

Course materials, Refreshments and Complimentary lunch (Asian hot buffet) will be provided


Event Details:

Venue: BPP University, 137 Stamford St, Lambeth,
London, SE1 9NN.
(Tube: Waterloo)
Date: Saturday 28th October 2017
Time: 9.30 – 17.15
Registration: 9.00 – 9.30
Course fee: £89.00


9.00 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 9.45 Introduction by the chair of the seminar
9.45 – 11.15 Patricia Glass (Barrister 12 Old Square)
Family Law- post Brexit
An analysis of current approaches and challenges to be addressed, Brussels Bis and The Hague Convention, Trends in enforcement procedures, Removal: temporary, Child abductors/removers, Maintenance
11.15 – 11.30 Tea / Coffee and Networking
11.30 – 13.00 Melisa Millin (Barrister, Goldsmith Chambers)
Family Law Update
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 14.45 Arran Dowling Hussey (Barrister 33 Bedford Row)
Using ADR Effectively
Update on Arbitration, Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation etc Explaining the different approaches and how to tailor them to the needs of the client; Looking at advantages, disadvantages, etc.
14.45 – 15.30 Constance Whippman (Joint Head of Chambers, 33 Bedford Row)
Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation
The role of the lawyer
15.30 – 15.45 Tea / Coffee and Networking
15.45 – 17.15 Helen Adam(FMC Accredited Mediator, Wells Family Mediation)
Woolly and ineffective or the pearl in the family justice system? A review of the aspirations of the Children and Families Act 2014


Patricia Glass,
12 Old Square

nullPatricia Glass has a wide practice in the field of public law representing appellants regularly at Social Security, Mental Health, and Special Education Needs hearings
Patricia has lectured in EU and Commercial Law for many years, has acted as convenor and is an external examiner in general Civil Law subjects. She has taught and examined for the University of London, Cambridge, and Open University among others institutions in the UK and overseas. Prior to coming to the Bar, Patricia worked full time as a lecturer. She worked in the field of Competition Law in Brussels, advising and drafting on significant reported cases.
Family Law.
Patricia acts for parents, children and local authorities in both private and family law matters. She has acted in Hague Convention cases. With her knowledge of Immigration law, Patricia is in a strong position to deal with cross-over cases where there is an international dimension particularly in relation to relocation.
Academic Work.
Patricia works as a lecturer, teacher, assessor and external examiner. She has organised and participated in student conferences at home and abroad. She has taught at all levels and has a special interest in promoting inclusive education.

Arran Dowling-Hussey
33 Bedford Row

nullArran is a practising Door Tenant at 33 Bedford Row Chambers and works as a Barrister and Arbitrator. He is also based at the Law Library, Dublin and is called in Dublin, Belfast and London and registered in the Falklands Islands.
Arran’s practice includes advocacy, drafting statements of case, contractual documents and advising on commercial, chancery, construction, ADR and international matters. From 2017 to 2020 Arran will serve as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Board of Trustees. He formally served as a member of their Board of Management from 2013-2015. Arran recently became the coordinator for the Society of Construction Law in Dublin. Current indicative international arbitration appointments, as arbitrator, include an ongoing DIFC-LCIA appointment. In Dublin, Arran is presently sitting in a number of insurance arbitrations.

Constance Whippman
Joint Head of Chambers, 33 Bedford Row

null Constance is head of chambers at 33 Bedford Row. As well as being a highly experienced Family practitioner, she is also a qualified Mediator and offers early, neutral evaluation of Matrimonial claims.
– All aspects of Family and related work
– Matrimonial Finance (including those with foreign elements)
– Trusts
– Complex Care and Public Law proceedings
– Hague Convention

– Family Law Bar Association
– Association of Lawyers for Children
– Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates

– Co-author with Martin Zeidman QC of “The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987” and “The Housing Act 1988” (Temple Lectures)
– Former Commercial Property Editor of Business Law, Sweet & Maxwell
– Author, numerous articles for various legal publications

Helen Adam
Wells Family Mediation

read law at Cambridge and, after a brief period in commercial law, moved into family law in 1989, working for one of the leading private client practices in London. Having gained considerable experience dealing with financial issues for wealthy clients,
she moved to a High St practice as a partner, where she broadened her experience to cover all aspects of family law. She trained as a mediator in 2007, since when she has practiced exclusively as a family mediator. She works with clients in Tunbridge Wells and in Central London.
She is accredited with the Family Mediation Council and is a Professional Practice Consultant, supervising a number of family mediators in their developing practices. She is qualified to offer Child-Inclusive Mediation and speaks regularly on the goal and challenges of shared parenting post-separation.
Helen also works as a trainer. She is one of the foundation trainers for the Family Mediators’ Association, and speaks regularly on Family Mediation, including to new family court judges at the Judicial College.
Helen runs workshops for those looking to move on from the difficulty of relationship breakdown into a successful shared parenting relationship. She runs the ‘Moving On’ workshops in Kent and trains others to run them in other locations.


BPP University, 137 Stamford St