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Family Law Update 2017

The latest case-law and developments at a location near you

Essential training providing the very latest case-law developments, legislative and procedural changes from a team of outstanding speakers across all need-to-know topics.

  • Date: 24 January 2017 09:00 - 22 March 2017 17:00
Early Bird Rate £108 + VAT available until Friday 16 December (usual price £135 + VAT) - Book your place using the booking form.

Coming to you in nine locations across the country with three expert speakers, including a judge, a finance specialist and a children specialist.

With family law’s ever changing landscape, keeping up to date is a feat made simpler with these informative seminars.

The Family Law Update ensures that you are on top of all the important changes and equips you for your day-to-day practice. Our superb speakers will take you through the key practice areas, including the latest on financial remedies, public and private children law, all things procedural, plus a range of need-to-know hot topics.

You will also receive invaluable notes and materials prepared by the experts to ensure you have essential resources to rely on. Stay informed and up to date so you can advise your clients with confidence.

Family Law’s annual nationwide seminar series is the essential one-stop shop for all family law practitioners. Unbeatable value for money, this is a training event you cannot afford to miss.

Book now to ensure you are fully up to date.

09:00 Registration and Refreshments

09:15 - 09:45 Breakfast Session


09:30     Registration and Refreshments

10:00     Financial Remedies Update

  • Case-law update
  • ToLATA
  • Enforcement following the Law Commission report
  • Pensions

10:50     Refreshments

11:10     Practice and Procedural Review 

  • The digital court: divorce proceedings and beyond
  • Transparency and the anonymisation of judgments
  • Appeals
  • Setting aside financial orders and Barder appeals
  • FPR rule changes: Those introduced in 2016 and those in the pipeline
  • Financial Remedies Unit

12:00     Nature and Effect of Financial Remedy and ToLATA Settlements

  • Nature of ToLATA compromises
  • Subject to contract
  • Informal settlements: Ely v Robson
  • Nature of financial remedy compromises
  • Effect of Xydhias agreements
  • Are they contracts?
  • Collateral agreements: DN v HN
  • Rose v Rose orders
  • Finality of compromises
  • Schedule 1 claims post-divorce
  • Finality of Schedule 1 compromises
  • Collateral attack on earlier compromise
  • Family law arbitration
  • The status of an IFLA arbitration award
  • What happens if one party refuses to accept the award?

12:50     Lunch

13:50     Private Children Law Update 

  • Case-law update
  • Litigants in person
  • Surrogacy

14:40     Afternoon Tea

15:00     Essential Hot Topics 

  • Intermediaries and vulnerable witnesses
  • Secure accommodation orders
  • Inheritance Act applications
  • Arbitration in children and financial proceedings
  • Family Justice Council guidance on needs in financial remedy cases
  • Radicalisation
  • The use of Section 20 accommodation

15:50     Children Matters: International and Public Law  Jeremy Weston

  • Case-law update
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Wardship and inherent jurisdiction
  • Child abduction, habitual residence and Brussels II jurisdiction, including Article 15 transfers
  • Adoption
  • Care orders

16:40     Close of Seminar

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Under the Solicitors Regulation Authority, CILEx Continuing Professional Development
Schemes and the Bar Standards Board New/Established Practitioner Programmes this event will receive a credit of 5 hours (tbc)

Newcastle - Tuesday 24 January
Jonathan Walker-Kane, Barrister, Dere Street Chambers – breakfast session
Philip Way, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP
District Judge Paul Waterworth (retired)

Cambridge - Thursday 2 February
Michael Horton, Barrister, Coram Chambers
District Judge Tacey Cronin

Leeds - Thursday 9 February
Jonathan Walker-Kane, Barrister, Dere Street Chambers – breakfast session
Philip Way, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP
District Judge Marc Marin

Birmingham - Wednesday 15 February
Nigel Shepherd, National Head of Family Law, Mills & Reeve LLP
District Judge Marc Marin

Belfast - Tuesday 21 February
District Judge Marc Marin
Jonathan Walker-Kane, Barrister, Dere Street Chambers

Cardiff - Tuesday 28 February
Michael Horton, Barrister, Coram Chambers
District Judge Tacey Cronin

Exeter - Thursday 2 March
Jonathan Walker-Kane, Barrister, Dere Street Chambers
District Judge Paul Waterworth (retired)

Manchester - Thursday 16 March
Nigel Shepherd, National Head of Family Law, Mills & Reeve LLP
His Honour Judge Edward Hess

London - Wednesday 22 March
Joanne Grandfield, Head of London Family Team, Mills & Reeve LLP
His Honour Judge Edward Hess

Jordan Publishing, Regus Castlemead, Terrace Floor, Lower Castle Street,Bristol, BS1 3AG
Tel: +44 (0)117 917 5009 
Email: jordans-conferences@lexisnexis.co.uk

Early Bird Discount
Organisations registering delegates before 17.00 pm on Friday 16 December 2016 are entitled to an early bird discount. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other discounts.

All fees are inclusive of refreshments, lunch (all day events only) and course documentation. Cheques payable to LexisNexis.

Booking Terms
You may place your booking on our website (booking form tab), email your booking to jordans-conferences@lexisnexis.co.uk, complete and post an order form or send us a letter. Receipt of your completed order or registration form constitutes a firm booking. All invoices for this event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date. 
Please be advised that a one delegate per booking policy applies and a single booked place cannot be shared between multiple delegates.

Acknowledgement of Bookings
A registration letter including full details of the venue and a map will be sent by email two weeks prior to the event. If you have not received acknowledgement of your registration one week before the event, please telephone our Conference Department on 0117 917 5009 to confirm that your registration has been received.

Registration on the Day
The event will start promptly at 10.00am, registration will take place in the preceding half hour.

Substitute Delegates
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place. Please inform us of any changes as soon as possible.

Cancellation and Refunds
A credit against the registration fee payable (less an administration fee of £50.00 plus VAT per delegate) can only be made in respect of written cancellations received by Jordan Publishing in Bristol at least 10 days before the event. The full registration fee plus VAT is payable on cancellations received less than 10 days before the event.

Please note
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of Jordan Publishing to change the content and/or timings of the programme and/or venue and/or speaker.

“Very good day all round, precedents, delivery and location”
Darren Francis, Solicitor, Philcox Gray Solicitors

“Usual very high standard”
Philip Cordery, Barrister, Fountain Chambers

“A fun day, packed with very useful information”
Margaret Simpson, Partner, Silk Family Law
Would you like to be the headline sponsor at the Family Law Update and position your organisation at the forefront of the legal market? 

This event will provide an excellent platform for you to raise your profile in front of key industry participants and showcase your expertise and services to new clients.

For more information about the range of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available please contact Gemma on 0117 918 5162 or email gemma.langley@lexisnexis.co.uk.

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