Contact (NTS) - Susan Grocott QC, Deans Court Chambers
How far can you push the court on contact, including post-proceedings and post-adoption contact between siblings and even between parents and children?
Fact-finding hearings - Andrew Bagchi QC, 1 GC
In the face of judicial inconsistency, when is a Local Authority under a duty to put a positive case to a respondent parent against whom it seeks findings?
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?
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 (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 (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.?