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DOL - Amanda Weston QC

DOL - Amanda Weston QC 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?

Fact-finding hearings - Anthony Kirk QC

Fact-finding hearings - Anthony Kirk QC When are they necessary? How do you reopen them? What is their proper conduct?

Child evidence - Stefano Nuvoloni QC

Child evidence - Stefano Nuvoloni QC 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?

Contact - Gemma Taylor QC

Contact - Gemma Taylor QC How far can you push the Court on contact, including post-proceedings and post-adoption contact between siblings and even between parents and children?

Placement Orders - Ruth Henke QC, 30 Park Place

Placement Orders - Ruth Henke QC, 30 Park Place (Public Children Law, Manchester, 14.11.18) Cutting through all the noise, which factors carry weight when the Court undertakes a holistic analysis of placement options, e.g. kinship care?

Adoption - Kate Branigan QC, 4PB

Adoption - Kate Branigan QC, 4PB (Public Children Law, Manchester, 14.11.18) What are the unresolved issues - both legal and practical - of birth parents being notified about adoption applications? How are the judges reacting?

Litigants in Person (Notes) - Caroline Willbourne, 1GC Family Law

Litigants in Person (Notes) - Caroline Willbourne, 1GC Family Law (Public Children Law, Manchester, 14.11.18) Concerning litigants-in-person, how are the courts rescuing the position in irregular fact-finding hearings or applications over alleged contact breaches etc.?

Judgement for PS V BP

Judgement for PS V BP (Public Children Law, Manchester, 14.11.18) Appeal in relation to a fact finding hearing concerning a contact application in which the judge who had been in an "invidious position," had not permitted the father to cross-examine the mother directly.

Child Evidence - Susan Grocott QC, Deans Court Chambers

Child Evidence - Susan Grocott QC, Deans Court Chambers (Public Children Law, Manchester, 14.11.18) Using real-life examples of how to overcome the problems, when and with what safeguards, should a child give direct evidence to the court?

Fact Finding Hearings - Susan Grocott QC, Deans Court Chambers

Fact Finding Hearings - Susan Grocott QC, Deans Court Chambers (Public Children Law, Manchester, 14.11.18) When do you pursue a finding? What is meant by “significant injury” e.g. NAI: bruise v fracture? How do you deal with retracted allegations?

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