Family Law: Practice & Skills

Starting Price: £188.00

Price excludes VAT

The Family Law: Practice & Skills course will ensure that you leave the session fully up-to-date with key developments in family law.  The course covers a wide range of topics to enable you to gain a greater insight into areas that you may encounter in practice.


The course is designed for trainee, newly qualified and junior lawyers or those looking to move into a new area of practice.

Key Benefits

  • Attendance will provide a complete guide to the practices and procedures of the Family Court and the specialist skills required to represent children and families
  • The course enables you to gain greater insight into family law in an interactive and supportive environment
  • The course is delivered by experienced practitioners, who are able to provide you with practical examples to support your learning.
Locations and Dates

Live Online – 8 April 2024 (fully booked – contact team to discuss waiting lists)

Live Online – 18 September 2024

Live Online – 2 December 2024

Format & Delivery
  • Knowledge
  • Legal/Knowledge Skills

The course is geared towards adult learning and uses participatory approaches.

Topics Covered
  • The Family Court
  • The Child Arrangements Programme (including Drafting Orders)
  • Private Law Update
  • Removal from Jurisdiction
  • Enforcement of Orders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Law Act 1996 (Occupation Orders and Non Molestation Orders)
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • Forced Marriage
  • Public Law Outline
  • Public Law Update
  • Special Guardianship
  • Adoption Law
  • Financial Remedy
  • Cohabitation Law.
Prior Knowledge


Everyone attending this course must complete the preparatory exercises in advance.  Please note that the preparation includes exercises and a case study, which will be used as reference and discussion point during the day, facilitating group discussions and enabling you to move on to explore important concepts in greater detail.  Failure to complete the work in advance will therefore not allow you to derive maximum benefit from the training and may limit your ability to participate in group activities.


The post-coursework for this course is completion of a Personal Development Plan.

By completing this exercise, you will reflect on the knowledge acquired from attending this course, and plan and record ongoing learning and development needs; as required by the SRA continuing competence regime.

SRA Competencies