Family Case Law Update - Winter 2018

An essential round-up of important family case law developments

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Course Overview

This 1-hour session will provide family law practitioners of all levels with a round-up of key developments which have taken place during the latter half of 2018.

Delivered by experienced children and family law solicitor Safda Mahmood, this course will cover provisions, recent case law and statutory developments relating to financials, cohabitation, marital breakdown, personal protection, and children aspects, both private and public.

Safda will concentrate on the following financial remedy and cohabitation case law developments:
Deed of marriage and special contribution arguments - XW v. XH 2017 EWFC 76
Reporting restrictions orders - XW v XH (No.2) (Reporting Restrictions Order) 2018 EWFC 44
Delay in pursuing finance application - A & B (No.2) 2018 EWFC 45
Pre-nuptial agreement - KA v MA (Prenuptial Agreement – Needs) 2018 EWHC 499 (Fam)
Meeting future needs - Mills (Appellant) v. Mills (Respondent) 2018 UKSC 38
Proprietory Estoppel Claims - Gee v. Gee & Another 2018 EWHC 1393 (Ch)

In addition, Safda will examine the following children and injunction law updates:
Extent of terms for forced marriage protection order - West Sussex County Council & The Chief Constable of Sussex Police v.  F, M, N, P and T 2018 EWHC 1702 (Fam)
Removal from the jurisdiction - Re M- A (A Child) 2018 EWCA Civ 896
Lack of therapeutic placements for treatment - Re Z (A Child) 2018 EWFC 25

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation 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:
  • Understand the importance of the updates surrounding family and children law related matters
  • Feel confident when advising and representing clients involved in family and children related matters
  • Feel confident in updates surrounding financial aspects, cohabitation, marital breakdown, personal protection and children aspects

What is the target audience?

  • Family 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
    5 Page
  • Slides
    20 Page


  • Quiz


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