Family Law Conference 2011
Date 30.3.2011
Speaker Tom Quail (Partner, Andersons Solicitors LLP); Margaret Hughes (Advocate, Westwater Advocates); Sheriff Andrew Mackie; Helen Hughes (Partner, McAuley McCarthy & Co.)
Seminar Details The Royal Faculty is to hold a half-day conference which will focus on providing practical assistance to Family Law Solicitors in their daily practice. The seminar will be chaired by Tom Quail, Partner of Andersons Solicitors LLP.

The conference will run from 9.30am-1pm and will attract 3 hours’ CPD time. The cost will be £100 for members and £150 for non-members (trainees £30 and £50 respectively).

Advice to Cohabitant Clients
Margaret Hughes (Advocate, Westwater Advocates) will provide a talk on advising clients in relation to claims under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006. In particular she will provide guidance to Solicitors on the advice to be provided to clients in relation to potential claims under the cohabitation provisions, particularly now that we have had some case law setting out some framework.

Operating a Legal Aid Family Practice
Helen Hughes (Partner, McAuley McCarthy & Co.)
A number of Solicitors, particularly those from rural areas, continue to provide advice to clients under the Legal Aid Scheme. Helen Hughes will present the talk operating a family law practice whilst providing legal aid to clients.

Appearing in Court
Sheriff Andrew Mackie
The litigation process still represents a significant part of any family lawyer’s practice. It is important that the correct impression is provided by a practising Solicitor when appearing in court, whether this be for a Motion, Child Welfare Hearing or conducting a Proof.
Sheriff Mackie has very kindly agreed to present a seminar which will assist Solicitors when appearing and presenting cases in court.

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Mediation & Collaboration
Tom Quail (Partner, Andersons Solicitors LLP)
It is important for the client to make the right choice of dispute resolution process. Mediation and Collaboration are options which are open to solicitors and clients. The talk will be aimed at informing Solicitors of the Mediation and Collaboration processes, where it may be appropriate for solicitors to consider Mediation and Collaboration for their clients and also informing Solicitors of the potential benefits of undertaking the training as a Collaborative Lawyer.
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