Family Law Update - Winter 2018

A round-up of important family law updates which took place during 2018

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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 examine The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, void divorces, defended divorces and delays to serve and progress a divorce.

In addition, this session will review the following topics and corresponding case law:

Financial Remedy and Cohabitation Key Case Law Developments
What if One Has Had Only a Nikah In England or Wales? Akhter v. Khan 2018 EWFC 54
What is the Position with Addbacks when Dividing Family Assets? A v A, 6 July 2018
Pound for Pound Cost Funding - LKH v TQA ALZ (Interim Maintenance and pound for pound cost funding) 2018 EWHC 2436 (Fam)
Civil Partnerships for Opposite Sex Parties - R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) (Respondent) 2018 UKSC 32
Children and Injunction Law Cases - How broad can a FGM order be? Re X (A Child) (FGMPO) 2018 EWCA Civ 1825
Supervisory Role under an Interim Order - Re R 2018 EWFC 28
Practice Direction 36J – Pilot Scheme – Transparency (Attendance at Hearings in Private)

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
    8 Page
  • Slides
    21 Page


  • Quiz