Appeals in Family Proceedings

Thursday 9 October 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Thursday 9 October 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  
Areas of Law: Children Law

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This seminar aims to provide delegates with the necessary tools to conduct all aspects of appeals in children’s family law proceedings confidently and competently. Speakers will discuss when to appeal, how to assess whether a judgment is defective and how to avoid common procedural pitfalls. Delegates will leave with an increased understanding of when to appeal, how to go about it and how to obtain the necessary funding.

This seminar will cover:

  • Interlocutory decisions, findings of fact, and final decisions
  • Advice on appeal
  • Obtaining legal aid
  • Notices of appeal, grounds, and skeleton arguments
  • Advocacy on appeal
  • Private law appeals following Re: A
  • Public law appeals following Re: BS

What is included?

  • 1.5 hours of fully-accredited CPD training
  • Talks prepared by four experienced family law barristers
  • Comprehensive notes for your future reference
  • The opportunity to ask questions
  • Refreshments

Who should attend?

Family law solicitors with little prior experience of family appeals.

About the speakers

Sandra Fisher is a children’s law specialist with experience in care proceedings, private law disputes, adoption, child abduction, wardship and forced marriages.

Christopher McWatters specialises in public and private children’s law and also has experience of international child abduction and financial remedies.

William Tautz practises primarily in public and private children’s law, and also practises in mental health law.

Matthew Brooks practises in all areas of family law and specialises in children’s law and matrimonial finance.

Delegate fee: £25.00 per person plus VAT


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