Family Law 1/2-day Conference 2012
Date 27/03/2013
Speaker Tom Quail (WJM), Lisa Girdwood (Simpson & Marwick), Caroline Henderson (MMS) and Janie Law (CRBP)
Seminar Details The ½-day Family Law Conference is intended to provide practicing solicitors with information which will prove useful on a day-to-day basis and will focus on the following areas –

Advice to Solicitors Preparing Bar Reports:
Preparing Bar Reports under the Matrimonial Proceedings (Scotland) (Bar Reports) Act 1958 and discussing the issues which arise particularly in interviewing/speaking with children, what to include in the Report and what not to include.

Advice to Cohabitants Post Gow v Grant Supreme Court
Tom Quail will provide a talk on advising clients in relation to claims under The Family Law (Scotland) Act in light of a series of decisions by the Sheriff Court, Inner House of The Court of Session and Supreme Court in Gow –v- Grant. In particular, Tom will provide guidance to solicitors on advice to be provided to clients in relation to how to pursue claims under the cohabitation provisions now that we have had case law setting out some guidance.

Mediation - And other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Janie Law will provide a talk on alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, collaboration and arbitration. Janie will provide guidance on when it is appropriate to mediate, collaborate, arbitrate, negotiate or litigate. Janie will also update the seminar on The Law Society initiative on Mediation for Solicitors.

Pre-Nuptial/Post Nuptial and Cohabitation Contracts
Caroline Henderson will provide a talk on the issues that require to be addressed in dealing with such agreements, in particular looking at the practical issues, and conducting an examination of particular style clauses for use in the drafting of such agreements.
Seminar Time 9.30am - 1pm (registration from 9am)
Booking Fee £100 for members; £150 for non-members (trainees - £30 and £50 respectively)
Link to Booking Form

Posted by RFPG on 03 Dec 2012 11:11

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