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

  • Thu 9th December 2021 until Thu 14th April 2022
  • On-demand, United Kingdom
  • 5 hrs CPD

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So you know what to expect, here is a clip of Susan Grocott QC. Susan is answering the questions: How do you get beyond a social worker or Cafcass officer's recommendations in parental alienation cases? What evidence does the court need to see?

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  1. Fact-finding

    In the spotlight of H-N (2021), when can you push the court to order a fact-finding hearing?

    What level and pattern of behaviour would merit one?

    Answered by: Julia Cheetham QC

    Julia acted in the hotly contested H-N (2021) litigation. "She leaves no stone unturned and never fails to impress with her knowledge and problem-solving approach."

  2. Alienation

    How do you get beyond a social worker or Cafcass officer's recommendations in parental alienation cases?

    What evidence does the court need to see?

    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. Relocation

    What counts, and what will sway the court in relocation cases?

    Is a distinction still being drawn between internal and external relocation?

    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.

  4. Implacably Hostile Carers

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

    Answered by: Cleo Perry QC

    Cleo is "absolutely spectacular in children law." "Her advice is clear and practical and she achieves results for her clients that are going to be workable and meaningful.”

  5. Costs

    Do you have a greater latitude to argue for costs where the court finds an application to be unnecessary?

    What is the costs position?

    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."

  6. Experts

    How do you control - and overcome - the difficulties arising out of Part 25 expert evidence - appointing them, challenging them, paying for them?

    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."

  7. ADR

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

    Answered by: Anthony Kirk QC

    Anthony is "one of the go-to silks for difficult, intractable and challenging cases." "He is amazing, so eloquent" and a member of the MOJ's Mediation Task Force and Bar Council ADR Group.

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

Cleo Perry QC on Implacably Hostile Carers

Christopher Miller on Experts

Julia Cheetham QC on Fact-finding

Piers Pressdee QC on Relocation

Caroline Willbourne on Costs

Anthony Kirk QC on ADR

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