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 and junior lawyers or those looking to move into a new area of practice.
- 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.
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- Legal/Knowledge Skills
The course is geared towards adult learning and uses participatory approaches.
- 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.
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.
A1 Act honestly and with integrity, in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct;
B2 Undertake legal research; and
C3 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people.