Child Law 1/2 Day Conference
Date 25/09/2013
Speaker John Fotheringham (BTO), Amanda Masson (Harper Macleod), Sara Matheson (MTM Family Law) Sheriff Cubie (Glasgow Sheriff)
Seminar Details The ½-day Child 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 –
John plans to look briefly at the recent developments in child Support law, including the reasons behind the changes.  He’ll look in some detail about how the changes expressed in the 2012 Regulations will affect our clients’ cases and discuss also the Pathfinder schedule of transition which will have to inform many tactical decisions we will have to take for our clients in the near future. Finally he will look at the relationship  between child support and aliment in the new system, and make some comments about presenting a case at the Tribunal.

Sara will look to the changes you might notice at the Children’s hearing stage, with the 2011 Act now in force. She will discuss potential changes in approach at the Sheriff Court stage and potential problem areas with the 2011 Act. The Sheriff Principal’s practice note and the practical application thereof will also be discussed by Sara.

Amanda is going to look to discuss child relocation cases. She will give a legal update on child relocation and will discuss practical considerations in preparing and presenting child relocation cases.

Sheriff Cubie is looking to Lord Reid's comments in B v G, criticising the procedure followed in a proof relating to contact, practitioners have anticipated rule changes. Following a review by Lord Brailsford, these rules have now arrived, introducing a new case management hearing, which allows the court to be more proactive, with powers to direct parties and agents in regard to certain steps such as use of affidavits, joint instruction of experts and restricting the issues for proof. The talk will examine the kind of approach likely to be taken.
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 05 Aug 2013 20:16

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