This lecture series is aimed at giving students and graduates the opportunity to learn about family law from members of chambers and guest speakers.

Each lecture focussed on one area of family law and provided a basic introduction to the legal framework, some key principles, practical considerations, and a Q&A session.

The talk on children proceedings took place on 19 January 2022, finance proceedings on 26 January 2022  and domestic abuse on 2 February 2022.

CHILDREN PROCEEDINGS

The programme for the Children Proceedings conference on 19 January 2022 was:

·      Chair – Victoria Green (1KBW)

·      The scope of children proceedings: public, private and international – Kelan McHugh (1KBW)

·      Guiding principles – Section 1 of the Children Act 1989 – Tom Dance (1KBW)

·      Parental alienation and the judicial approach to transfer of residence – Katie Goldstraw (guest speaker)

·      Relocation proceedings – Ben Woolstencroft (guest speaker)

·      Dealing with domestic abuse in children proceedings – Tara Dunne (guest speaker)

·      Working as a Children’s Guardian – Creanna Dodson (guest speaker)

·      Q&A with the panel

The handout for this event is available to download here

 

FINANCE PROCEEDINGS

The programme for the Finance Proceedings conference on 26 January 2022 was:

·      Chair – James Roberts QC (1KBW)

·      The scope of finance proceedings: Married couples, TLATA, Schedule 1– Helen Pomeroy (1KBW)

·      Financial remedy proceedings: the First Appointment, FDR and final hearing – Max Turnell (1KBW)

·      Financial provision for married couples – Lauren Winser (guest speaker)

·      Matrimonial v Non-Matrimonial Property – has WX v HW [2021] EWHC 241 (Fam) changed what we view as ‘non-matrimonial property’? – Tatiana Rocha (guest speaker)

·      Setting aside financial orders – Fatima Ismail (guest speaker)

·      Anonymisation in matrimonial finance proceedings: a step towards transparency or a tax on privacy? Fleur Claoue de Gohr – (guest speaker)

·      Q&A with the panel

The handout for this event is available to download here

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE

The programme for the Domestic Abuse  conference on 2 February 2022 was:

·      Chair – Anna McKenna QC (1KBW)

·      An overview of domestic abuse in family proceedings – Nicholas Anderson (1KBW)

·      Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders – Mercedes Cooling (guest speaker)

·      Coercive control – Katy Halliday (guest speaker)

·      Forced Marriage – Allana Bennison (guest speaker)

·      FGM Protection Orders – Andrea Watts (1KBW)

·      Vulnerable Witnesses – Clara Parry (guest speaker)

·      Q&A with the panel

The handout for this event is available to download here

 


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