Family Webinar Series: Gain Confidence as a Family Advocate - Live Introduction


Location: Zoom Platform
Date: 12th May 2021
Start Time: 10:00 am
Finish Time: 12:00 pm
Tutor: Stuart Barlow

Member Price: £25.00 Ex.VAT £30 inc. VAT

Non Member Price: £35.00 Ex.VAT £42 inc. VAT

First of a series of 2 Webinars:

Webinar 1:  Gain Confidence as a Family Advocate - Live Introduction Wednesday 12th May 2021 -  10:00am - 12:00pm
Webinar 2:  Special Guardianship Orders, Grandparents & Others Thursday 17th June 2021 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Webinar Fees:

Member Rate per webinar:  £25.00 (plus VAT) Non Member Rate per webinar:  £35.00 (plus VAT)

Book both 2 webinars at a discounted Member Rate:

£45.00 (plus VAT)

Book both webinars at a discounted Non- Member Rate:

£65.00 (plus VAT)

Webinar 1:  Gain Confidence as a Family Advocate - Live Introduction

Family lawyers are often expected to undertake their own advocacy almost at the beginning of their careers. Many feel they lack the knowledge, skills or confidence to undertake this task and would benefit from some training in this area.

This live session by zoom will assist those who wish to gain some elementary knowledge of their role as a family advocate. It will provide practical examples of hearings in divorce, domestic abuse, children (both public and private) and financial disputes.

 

What You Will Learn

This live session will cover the following:

  • The benefits of undertaking family advocacy
  • Types of hearing you encounter
  • Negotiation
  • Preparation and bundles
  • Presenting evidence at the hearing
  • Litigants in Person and McKenzie Friends
  • Drafting court orders
  • Cafcass and local authority reports
  • Order of advocates in opening a case, submissions and closing speeches

 

Each delegate will receive a set of notes and slides with the presentation. The presentation will last two hours with a short break midway through the session. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Stuart Barlow is a solicitor and has over 40 years experience in Family Law and Court litigation. He conducts most of his own advocacy and has dealt with many cases involving litigants in person.

He is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and an Accredited Specialist in Private Children and Cohabitation with Resolution. Until January 2016 he was Chief Assessor of the Law Society Family Law Panel and an Adjudicator for the Legal Aid Agency.

Stuart is also a former external examiner of the Nottingham Law School. He is the author of 'Rights of Grandparents in Children Proceedings' and 'A Practical Guide to Working with Litigants in Person and McKenzie Friends in Family Cases'.

Member Price: £25.00 Ex.VAT £30 inc. VAT

Non Member Price: £35.00 Ex.VAT £42 inc. VAT