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It's the Law | Family

Date: 26th June 2018

Time: 09:00 - 16:40

Location:
The Studio
67 Hope Street
Glasgow
G2 6AE

Join our family law experts, peers and colleagues to explore the latest developments and challenges in the core areas of family law and practice.

5.5 hours verifiable CPD

Come together with family law experts, peers and colleagues to explore the latest developments and challenges in the core areas of family law and practice. The programme will provide an essential and varied overview of recent developments and the practical implications for day-to-day client advice and procedure. Both high value and complex scenarios will be examined throughout the day via practical examples and insights.

Each session will feature opportunity to discuss and troubleshoot your queries with accredited experts and fellow practitioners.

All speakers are now confirmed. Join our Chair, Helen Hughes, Partner & Family Law Specialist, McAuley, McCarthy & Co on the day and hear from:

  • Lesley Gordon, Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP
  • Alison Edmondson, Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Accredited Family Law Mediator, FLAGS Family Law Arbitrator, SKO Family Law Specialists
  • Shona Templeton, Partner, MTM Family Law LLP and Accredited Specialist in Family Law
  • David Coutts, Associate, Anderson Strathern
  • Amanda Masson, Partner, Harper Macleod LLP and Accredited Specialist in Child Law & Family Mediation
  • Jennifer Gallagher, Partner, Family Law, Lindsays
  • Janys Scott QC, Westwater Advocates

Join us this summer for It’s the Law – one day, one location, three unmissable conferences dedicated to private client work, family law and conveyancing.

Find out more about becoming an accredited specialist in Family Law or Child Law.

  • Gain an update on financial provision on divorce and separation
  • Gain valuable knowledge and practice guidance when businesses and families collide
  • Pose best practice questions and scenarios on collaborative and medication practice
  • Gain insight on the latest ever-changing case law in permanence orders
  • Recognise and understand the complexities of interacting with the party litigant
  • Consider Brexit implications for family lawyers, what we should advise now and what are the other jurisdictions thinking now?
Testimonials

"This was a very informative seminar, with excellent delivery of a number of complicated topics."

September 2016

"Great conference, well planned and excellent speakers"

June 2017

  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Registration, exhibition and refreshments
    • Chair’s perspective on the Law Commission’s 10th Programme of Law Reform: What should we expect over the next year?

    Helen Hughes, Partner & Family Law Specialist, McAuley, McCarthy & Co

  • 09:45 - 10:30

    When businesses and families collide: Separation

    • Partnerships issues for matrimonial property
    • Restructures and difficult business history
    • Growth and financial distress

     Lesley Gordon, Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP

     

    10:30 - 11:15

    Financial Provision on Divorce: An update on recent cases

    • Pensions
    • Inherited assets and 3rd party gifts
    • Definition of matrimonial property
    • Setting aside minutes of agreement
    • Setting aside decree of divorce
    • Incidental orders

    Alison Edmondson, Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Accredited Family Law Mediator, FLAGS Family Law Arbitrator, SKO Family Law Specialists

  • 11:15 - 11:35

    Refreshments and exhibition
  • 11:35 - 12:20

    Contact and residence orders: Variation and enforcement

    • Accounting for developments as children become older
    • A guide to effective enforcement
    • The use of mediation, collaboration and arbitration in resolving such matters

    Shona Templeton, Partner, MTM Family Law LLP and Accredited Specialist in Family Law

     

    12:20 - 13:05

    Permanence orders: Case law update in practice

    • The latest case law developments and tests
    • Understanding the evidence required
    • The vital issues for prospective adopters
    • The next considerations for local authorities

    David Coutts, Associate, Anderson Strathern

  • 13:05 - 14:05

    Lunch and exhibition
  • 14:05 - 14:50

    Mediation and collaborative law update: Why it’s right for your client

    • Assessing suitability: the tips and the pitfalls in practice
    • Setting expectations and guiding your client
    • Integrating into your client offering

    Amanda Masson, Partner, Harper Macleod LLP and Accredited Specialist in Child Law & Family Mediation

     

    14:50 - 15:35

    Interacting with the party litigant

    • The importance of getting initial foundations right
    • What issues can arise? The common traps and best practice tips
    • Assisting the court and case management in practice
    • Considering profitability on work

     Jennifer Gallagher, Partner, Family Law, Lindsays

  • 15:35 - 15:55

    Refreshments and exhibition
  • 15:55 - 16:40

    Brexit: The latest in family law preparation

    • The story so far
    • What can we advise our clients now?
    • What are our likely permutations?

    Janys Scott QC, Westwater Advocates

  • 16:40 - 16:45

    Closing remarks

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£202.01
 
New lawyer:
£84.00
 
Paralegal:
£84.00
 
Trainee:
£84.00
 
Unemployed member:
£156.00
 
Non-member:
£214.01
 

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