Family Law Conference 2021 On-demand

Location: Online

CPD Hours: 6hours

Watch the recording of our 2021 Family Law Conference on Children and Families
6 hours verifiable CPD | across two mornings

Watch our expert speakers explore the core developments that affect children’s rights in relation to family formation, litigation, and breakdown in the context of both domestic and international developments. Including comprehensive guidance on the latest legislative developments, issues of child relocation and abduction in the wake of Brexit, trauma-informed practice in family law litigation.

Learning outcomes:

  • Reflect on the impact of the last 12 months on children-relates issues for family law practitioners, with particular attention to child contact
  • Get expert guidance on the latest legislative developments
  • Learn about the key issues in assessing parental rights and responsibilities in modern family formations (including surrogacy, donor conception, adoption)
  • Gain insight into trauma-informed practice and expert evidence in family litigation, and how these affect children’s views in the courts
  • Hear about key child relocation and abduction issues in the context of Brexit
Partner, Harper Macleod
Partner, Brodies
Westwater Advocates
Consultant Solicitor, Flexlaw Ltd
Westwater Advocates
Chartered & Clinical Psychologist, KEE Consultancy
Partner, SKO Family Law Specialists
Consultant Clinical Psychologist , Solution Psychology
Partner, Turcan Connell

Amy Donachie
Westwater Advocates
  • Reflecting on the impact of Covid-19 on child law and practice
  • The main issues around residence and contact

Lindsey Ogilvie
Partner, Turcan Connell
  • Overview of the main changes to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and their practical implications for your work
  • Practical guidance on the main changes to court procedure

Amanda Masson
Partner, Harper Macleod
  • Surrogacy, donor conception, same-sex couples
  • Case law update

Janys M Scott QC
Westwater Advocates
  • Discussion of key issues and recent decisions

Dr. Katherine Edward DClinPsych, Ph.D., MA, AFBPsS
Chartered & Clinical Psychologist, KEE Consultancy

Dr Anne Woodhouse
Consultant Clinical Psychologist , Solution Psychology

Robert Gilmour
Partner, SKO Family Law Specialists
  • Practitioners’ perspective: how to give witnesses a very good instruction? When to instruct a witness, why to instruct a witness, how the court will treat the evidence
  • Expert’s perspective: what do we need from practitioners for a good letter of instruction?
  • Trauma-informed practice and expert evidence: how does this inform children’s views in the family courts?

John Fotheringham
Consultant Solicitor, Flexlaw Ltd

"This is one of the most interesting and useful CPD events I have ever attended. I would definitely book this CPD again in years to come"

Amanda Sneddon, Rollos Law LLP, September 2019

"Excellent conference. Good, relevant and useful topics"

September 2019

"Fantastic quality and great overview of all topics covered"

September 2019

"Much needed practical advice"

June 2018

"Great conference with a lot of useful information and very interesting speakers"

June 2018

"Excellent, relevant seminar that will be useful to me in practice"

September 2019


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