1KBW launched in January 2021 a new lecture series aimed at giving students and graduates the opportunity to learn about family law from members of Chambers and guest speakers.

Thank you again to our guest speakers and to those that joined us for the lecture series.

Each lecture focused 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 lectures took place on 14 January 2021 (children proceedings), 28 January 2021 (matrimonial finance) and 4 February 2021 (domestic abuse). Please see below further details and a copy of the handout for each lecture.

The lectures were not be recorded to encourage free discussion.

Past Lectures


Children Proceedings – PAST LECTURE
The first of our lectures on children proceedings took place on 14 January 2021 and was fully booked. The programme for the lecture was:

Programme

  • Chair – Andrea Watts (1KBW)
  • Parental Responsibility and Child Arrangements Orders – Millicent Benson and Leonie James (1KBW)
  • Parental alienation – Kirsty Shearman (guest speaker)
  • Public law children proceedings – Rajni Virk (guest speaker)
  • International child abduction – Fatima Ismail (guest speaker)
  • Litigants in person and McKenzie Friends – Gemma Galletly (guest speaker)
  • Q&A with the panel

The handout for the lecture can still be downloaded from here.


Matrimonial Finance Proceedings – PAST LECTURE
The second of our lectures on matrimonial finance proceedings took place on 28 January 2021 and was fully booked. The programme for the lecture was:

Programme 

  • Chair – Charlotte Hartley (1KBW)
  • Matrimonial finance orders and s25 factors – Elle Tait (1KBW)
  • Matrimonial finance proceedings in the family court – Tadhgh Barwell O’Connor (1KBW)
  • What, exactly, makes you so ‘special’?  Examining the role of special contributions in financial remedy proceedings – Kieran Ball (guest speaker)
  • Business valuations in the family court – Annabel Hazlitt (guest speaker)
  • Art and divorce – Lara Gardiner (guest speaker)
  • “A Costly Affair”: Costs in financial remedy proceedings – Leo Graves (guest speaker)

The handout for the lecture can still be downloaded here. 


Domestic Abuse – Past Lecture
Our third and final talk on domestic abuse issues took place on 4 February 2021 and was fully booked. The programme for the lecture is:

Programme

  • Chair – Andrea Watts (1KBW)
  • Non Molestation Orders – Martha Holmes (1KBW)
  • Occupation Orders – Andrea Watts (1KBW)
  • Charlotte McDonald – forced marriage (guest speaker)
  • Safia Yousaf – FGM (guest speaker)
  • Sapna Jain – the impact of Covid-19 (guest speaker)
  • Bisma Hussain – working with a domestic abuse refuge (guest speaker)

The handout for the lecture can still be downloaded here.


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