Private Children Law
Settlement - Caroline Willbourne, 1GC How can you best settle clients' differences away from court, including mediation; hybrid mediation; collaborative law, arbitration?
Jurisdiction - Dr. Rob George, Harcourt Chambers How will practice change over cross-border movement of children after Brexit: recognition and enforcement of Orders, and the return of abducted children?
Obdurate carers - Christopher Miller, Fourteen Supported by case-law and practical examples, how do you control - and overcome - the difficulty of an obdurate primary carer who is frustrating contact?
Fact-Finding - Leslie Samuels QC, Pump Court Chambers 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?
- Private Children Law
- Added 28/06/2017
Grandparents - Pamela Scriven QC, 1 KBW (Child Arrangement, London, 28.06.17) How can grandparents and family members create a role for themselves to play in child arrangements proceedings? When do they become parties to air their case or serve as witnesses for others?
Litigants-in-Person - Madeleine Reardon, 1KBW (Private Children Law, London, 29.09.16) How do you approach a Finding of Fact Hearing in Children Act proceedings when one of the parties is a litigant-in person? Should litigants-in-person be dealt with in the same way as represented clients?
Grandparents - Damian Garrido, QC, Harcourt Chambers (Private Children Law, London, 29.09.16) What is the outer limit of private law children orders which engage Art 8, with particular reference to direct contact between a child and grandparent?
Change of Care - Piers Pressdee QC, 29 Bedford Row (Private Children Law, London, 29.09.16) When will the court support a change of care arrangement where a parent is (1) emotionally manipulating the child against the other parent or (2) making false allegations of abuse?