Hybrid Conference

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

Court-Proven, Solution-Focused Answers to 7 of the Biggest Legal Challenges facing Experienced Practitioners: Directly from Top-Flight King’s Counsel

5 hours CPD

On-demand Team

  • Access for your entire team - watch with no number limits or viewing restrictions
  • Dates: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 until Wed, 16 Oct 2024
  • Rate: £259 + VAT per team

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  • Perfect for one person - watch the recorded conference online whenever suits you best
  • Dates: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 until Wed, 16 Oct 2024
  • Rate: £165 + VAT per person
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Programme

  1. 09:30

    Registration and coffee

  2. 10:00

    Chair's Introduction

    Public Children Law: Shaping new developments into solution-focused advice for your clients

    Chaired by Alison Leivesley of Bindmans

    Alison is “a real star - combining excellent technical knowledge with clear case strategy and outstanding client skills”. She is Family Lawyer of the Year 2024.

  3. 10:10

    Re W assessments

    How do you deal with and curtail problems with young people giving evidence, including Re W assessments, and the factors the courts will consider?

    Answered by Frances Heaton KC

    Frances is “an extraordinarily good advocate with fantastic cross-examination and people skills”. She is in high demand for very complex public law children proceedings.

  4. 10:45

    Threshold statements

    What is realistic and achievable when contesting or defending threshold statements for (1) Special Guardianship Orders and (2) Supervision Orders in light of new guidance?

    Answered by Andrew Bagchi KC

    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.

  5. 11:20

    Morning Coffee

  6. 11:35

    Coercive control

    In terms of coercive control, how are different court centres applying the guidance set out in H-N and with what impact on practice and client advice?

    Answered by Richard Hadley KC

    Richard is known for handling the most sensitive care proceedings. “He is a master tactician and legal mind, always thinking two or three moves ahead of his opponents.”

  7. 12:10

    Scott Schedules

    What is the future role of Scott Schedules following judicial criticism of their value and alternative approaches?

    Answered by Frank Feehan KC

    Frank is “a superb and highly creative advocate with an aura of gravitas.” “His legal knowledge and problem-solving skills are second to none”. He sits as a Recorder in children cases.

  8. 12:45

    Overrun

  9. 13:00

    Lunch

  10. 13:45

    Deprivation of Liberty

    What counts and what will sway the court in Deprivation of Liberty applications following the spate of recent cases?

    Answered by Cleo Perry KC

    Cleo is "an absolutely spectacular silk." "Her advice is clear and practical, and she achieves workable and meaningful results.” “Judges listen to her every word.”

  11. 14:20

    Post-adoption contact

    In borderline cases, what tips the balance when applying for post-adoption contact with parents, siblings, other family members, and friends?

    Answered by Shiva Ancliffe KC

    Shiva specialises in non-accidental injury, serious sexual abuse, adoption, and factitious illness. “She is incredibly impressive and leaves no stone unturned.”

  12. 14:55

    Expert evidence

    What happens when an expert doesn't meet the necessary standards and is heavily criticized by a judge - and what are the consequences for other cases in which that expert is instructed?

    Answered by Damian Woodward-Carlton KC

    Damian is "an exceptional advocate - incredibly robust and persuasive." Recent cases include allegations of supporting terrorism and family members travelling to Syria.

  13. 15:30

    Over-run

  14. 16:00

    Close of conference

Conference Rate

On-demand Team

  • Access for your entire team - watch with no number limits or viewing restrictions
  • Rate: £259 + VAT per team

On-demand Single

  • Perfect for one person - watch the recorded conference online whenever suits you best
  • Rate: £165 + VAT per person
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