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Private Children: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Advice for Your Clients

  • Wed 9th December 2020 until Wed 21st April 2021
  • On-demand, United Kingdom
  • 5 hrs CPD

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So you know what to expect, here is a clip of Christopher Miller. Christopher is considering how you control - and overcome - the difficulty of an obdurate primary carer who is frustrating contact.

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  1. Relocation

    In the light of AY v AS, where does the recent relocation case-law leave us now in practice?

    Answered by: Piers Pressdee QC

    Piers “is one of the very best silks for Children Act cases: knows the law inside out.” He is co-author of 'Contact: The New Deal' and revised the Children Volumes of Halsbury's Laws.

  2. Child evidence

    How are the judges hearing and perceiving the voice of the child in alienation cases?

    What can you push the judges to do?

    Answered by: Susan Grocott QC

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

  3. Obdurate carers

    Supported by case-law and practical examples, how do you control - and overcome - the difficulty of an obdurate primary carer who is frustrating contact?

    Answered by: Christopher Miller

    Christopher is a specialist in cases involving intractable hostility and allegations of parental abuse. He is "a superb advocate: relentless, persuasive and incredibly knowledgeable."

  4. Grandparents

    When can grandparents or other family members be joined as parties rather than simply called as witnesses?

    What counts and what will sway the court?

    Answered by: Julia Cheetham QC

    Julia is highly experienced in cases involving children. "She leaves no stone unturned and never fails to impress with her knowledge and problem-solving approach.”

  5. Jurisdiction

    How will practice change over cross-border movement of children after Brexit: recognition and enforcement of Orders, and the return of abducted children?

    Answered by: Dr Rob George

    Rob is "a walking encyclopedia of international relocation law." He appeared in: 'In the matter of NY (A Child) UKSC' and is author of 'Relocation: A Practical Guide'.

  6. Fact-Finding

    How marked is the shift in approach to "similar fact" evidence of domestic abuse in Children Act proceedings?

    How can you expect the judges to react?

    Answered by: Leslie Samuels QC

    Leslie is "a leading light, incredibly astute and skilful: quite simply one of the UK's most impressive children law practitioners." He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge.

  7. Settlement

    How can you best settle clients' differences away from court, including mediation; hybrid mediation; collaborative law, arbitration?

    Answered by: Caroline Willbourne

    Caroline has been a Deputy District judge since 1993. "She has a real gift for providing straightforward, user-friendly advice on complicated problems."

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

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Additional clips from Private Children Law 2020

Dr Rob George

Susan Grocott QC

Julia Cheetham QC

Piers Pressdee QC

Leslie Samuels QC

Caroline Willbourne