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This activity has assisted other people in the following competencies: Working with other people, Managing yourself and your own work, Technical legal practice

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An intensive two-day course designed to give you a thorough grounding in family law for those wishing to specialise in this area of work. Whether you are returning to practice, transferring to family law, a newly qualified fee earner or a trainee you will find this two day event packed with information and practical tips.

Day one gives you an overview of both private and public law children work, fully updated to take account of the changes brought in by the foundation of the Family Court and the Children and Families Act, with reference to relevant leading cases. Day two focusses on divorce, financial applications on divorce and separation and related issues.

What You Will Learn:

Day One - Children

Private Law - Resolving disputes between parents

• Parental responsibility

• Child arrangements orders and the Child Arrangements Programme

• Change of Surname and other disputes

• Procedure, gatekeeping and allocation and hearings

• Funding issues

Public Law - Children and local authorities

• Emergency protection and EPOs and ICOs

• Applications for assessments

• Pre-proceedings work

• Care and supervision orders

• Court procedure and hearings

• Children and Families Act and the PLO

• The 26 week time limit and exceptions

• Use of experts

Day Two - Divorce and Finance

• Divorce

• The role of mediation; compulsory MIAMS and other dispute revolution options

• Financial orders after divorce and civil partnership dissolution

• Procedures, documents and hearings

• Section 25 and the discretion of the court

• Periodical payments and capitalisation

• Pensions and their treatment

• Costs

• Cohabitation and property rights

• Property rights

• The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996


Graham Pegg

LLB, solicitor, is an independent trainer and consultant with Pickerings Solicitors. Graham has been a member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel since its inception and is a specialist in children law. He is the author of "A Practical Guide to Adoption Law for Family Lawyers" published by Law Brief Publishers Ltd

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