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Public Children: Shaping New Law into Solution Focused Answers for Your Clients

  • Tuesday, 19th November 2019
  • The Lowry Hotel 50 Dearmans Pl Manchester M3 5LH
  • 5 hrs CPD

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Answers to 10 Thorny Questions: Directly from 7 QCs of Outstanding Ability

  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Chair’s Introduction

    Public Children: Shaping new law into solution focused answers for your clients

    Chaired by: Teertha Gupta QC of 4PB

    Teertha is one of the UK's most eminent children law silks. "His presentation, diction and content are is second-to-none." He sits as a Deputy High Court judge.

  3. Child evidence

    Drawing on practical examples and live cases, how can you make it better for children giving evidence and hearing evidence, especially when they hold the key to the issues before the Court?

    Answered by: Stefano Nuvoloni QC of No.5 Chambers

    Stefano is "one of the market leaders in children work; handling the biggest and most complex cases." His primary focus is where expert evidence requires scrutiny.

  4. Competing rights

    When siblings are involved, how do you assess and weigh up their competing rights?

    How significant are together and apart assessments for the court?

    Answered by: Kathryn Skellorn QC of St John's Chambers

    Kathryn is "exceptional for public children cases." "Her meticulously forensic approach and excellent client manner are second to none." She sits as a recorder on the Western Circuit.

  5. Morning coffee

  6. Contact

    How far can you push the court on contact, including post-proceedings and post-adoption contact between siblings and even between parents and children?

    Answered by: Susan Grocott QC of Deans Court Chambers

    Susan is "a fabulous advocate and leader" and "rapidly distils complex information to the essential arguments." She sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.

  7. DOL

    How do you secure the best outcome, for children and young people needing secure welfare placements?

    What are the limits to the Court’s powers to make DoL orders?

    Answered by: Julia Cheetham QC of Deans Court Chambers

    Julia is highly experienced in cases of serious injuries and sexual abuse involving children. "She never fails to impress with her knowledge and proactive approach.”

  8. Lunch

  9. NAI cases

    Is there a shift in the wind over how the courts are thinking about shaking injuries, bruises or other NAI cases?

    Answered by: Stefano Nuvoloni QC of No.5 Chambers

    Stefano is "one of the market leaders in children work; handling the biggest and most complex cases." His primary focus is where expert evidence requires scrutiny.

  10. Fact-finding hearings

    In the face of judicial inconsistency, when is a Local Authority under a duty to put a positive case to a respondent parent against whom it seeks findings?

    Answered by: Andrew Bagchi QC of 1GC

    Andrew is an "outstanding children silk with a fantastic ability to analyse parents’ motives and behaviour." He routinely appears in highly sensitive and difficult cases.

  11. Over-run

  12. Close of conference

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

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