Children Law Update - Winter 2018

An essential overview of recent developments in children law and practice

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Course Overview

Developed with busy children law practitioners in mind, this 60-minute session will provide viewers with a round-up of key statutory developments, case law updates and themes which are influencing children law and practice.
Consideration will be given to the revised Practice Direction 27A – Family Proceedings: Court Bundles, applicable in the High Court and Family Court since 23 July 2018 and whether the same test for instructing experts apply in both finance and children cases.
Lecturer Safda Mahmood will reflect upon enforcing contact provisions and how an ‘Enforcement Orders’ cannot be made unless a warning notice is issued first.

The following topics and relevant case law will also be discussed:
Threshold in Subsequent Proceedings - Re S & H - S (Children) 2018 EWCA Civ 1282 Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Human Rights Claims - Hackney LBC v. Williams and Williams 2017 EWCA Civ 26 Court of Appeal & Williams and another v London Borough of Hackney 2018 UKSC 37 Supreme Court
Police Disclosure - Lancashire CC v. A, B and Z (A Child Fact Finding Hearing Police Disclosure) 2018 EWHC 1819 (Fam) in the High Court of Justice – Family Division
Assessment and Treatment - Re Y (A Child) (s.38(6) Assessment) 2018 EWCA Civ 992
Care Proceedings and Article 5 - Re A – F (Children) EWHC 138 (Fam) 31 January 2018 & A – F (Children) (No. 2) 2018 EWHC 2129 (Fam)
Can a Child Consent to a ‘DOL’ Order - A Local Authority v T (No.2) 2018 EWHC 816 (Fam) & Re RD (Deprivation or Restriction of Liberty) 2018 EWFC 47
Extend the 26 Weeks - Re P-S (Children) 2018 EWCA Civ 1407 Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Adjourn beyond the 26 Weeks - Re P (A Child) 2018 EWCA Civ 1483 Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be aware of recent case law and statutory developments in children law
  • • Understand the importance of the developing case law in this area
  • • Feel confident when advising and representing clients involved in children related matters

What is the target audience?

  • Children law practitioners



About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    10 Page
  • Slides
    22 Page


  • Quiz


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