LAW2022 Online: Family Law (Spring)

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Safda Mahmood and Elissa Da Costa- Waldman

CPD Hours: 6


Our Leading Experts present LAW2022 Online: Family Law (Spring), a comprehensive update for practitioners without leaving your desk and at a time to suit you. The content is available to view for 60 days from the launch date 9th March 2022 and thereafter, 60 days from the date of purchase.

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This event includes:

  • A high quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded video and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – watch the 1 hour recording of the “Shape The Debate” Q&A session with the speakers. This is your opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the pre-recorded content and general day to day Family Law issues
  • LAW2022 Online: Family Law Exhibition – claim an additional hour of CPD, via a choice of webinar from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35+VAT

Topics covered are:

Running a Schedule 1 Children Act Case

Presented by Elissa Da Costa-Waldman

An overview of the steps required to make an application for financial provision for children including-

  • Who may apply;
  • Against whom;
  • Range of Orders
  • How to make an application
  • Disclosure
  • Whether a CMS assessment is necessary at any stage
  • Interface with CMS re: periodical payments
  • Lump Sums
  • Special cases -CMS Top-Up. School Fees, Disability
  • Interim Orders
  • Variation
  • Case Law

Running a TOLATA Case

Presented by Elissa Da Costa- Waldman

An overview of the steps required to make a TOLATA Claim-

  • TOLATA - The Law and what you can claim
  • Joint Ownership Cases
  • Sole Ownership Cases
  • Express/Implied/Constructive Trusts
  • What Evidence to collect
  • Letters before Claim and consideration of ADR
  • Commencing the Claim – Part 7 or Part 8
  • What questions to ask
  • What documents to seek
  • Conducting the case through to trial

Special Guardianship Order Developments and Child Arrangements Orders: Which one is more appropriate in the circumstances?

Presented by Safda Mahmood

This session will aim to provide an update on recent developments and the following topics will be discussed:

  • Developments of Special Guardianship Orders
  • Parental Responsibility and Assessment Process
  • Is there a need for the proceedings to be extended or do you conclude on care orders?
  • Special guardianship order versus child arrangements orders and adoption - what are the differences?
  • Consideration of the Best Practice Guidance
  • Party Status and Representation of Special Guardians
  • Care Orders and Special Guardianship orders - co -existing

Children Proceedings: Enforcement of Child Arrangements and Domestic Abuse : Key Issues and Developments

Presented by Safda Mahmood

  • Options available to deal with enforcement of child arrangements
  • What are the options available and how do they all fit together?
  • Fact finding hearings and use of PD12J
  • When will the court list for a fact finding?
  • Consideration of PD12J and Interim orders
  • Use of Participation directions and Vulnerable Persons
  • Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and Fact Findings
  • Cross examination and Domestic Abuse Protection Notices (DAPN) and Domestic Abuse Protection Orders (DAPO)
  • Use of Scott Schedule in fact finding hearings

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We have trialled the format at previous online conferences, and we are overwhelmed with the feedback we have received from making our face-to-face events possible online. Comments we have received so far include:

"The whole experience was valuable, and communication has been really first class" - General Advisor

"I wanted to say how much I valued receiving and sharing the Online webinar. I felt it was very helpful and very interesting for you to allow all legal practitioners to participate. Thank you for all the extra information and resources, I look forward to the next." - Solicitor in practice

"The world of law is in constant flux and the speakers update on recent developments will be extremely helpful going forward (as they ever are!)" - Solicitor/Director

"I have never attended a similar event but I definitely would again" - Partner

"A good way to access training at a time to suit you, the online course is as effective as attending in person." - Associate Solicitor