Family Law Webinar Series: Special Guardianship Order, Grandparents & Others

Location: Zoom
Date: 17th Jun 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

Second of a series of 2 Family Law Webinar Series:

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)

Webinar 2:  Special Guardianship Orders, Grandparents & Others 

Since the introduction of Special Guardianship Orders there has been a steady rise in their use. All practitioners working with children and families should be aware of this area and know how and when these orders are necessary and relevant. Grandparents often play a vital part in the lives of their grandchildren yet their legal position is still vague and uncertain.This course is aimed at family lawyers who work in children law, both public and private proceedings and are asked to advise grandparents in relation to these court proceedings.The course will review the changes likely to take place in the making of Special Guardianship Orders.


What you will learn

This live session will cover the following:

  • Importance of Special Guardianship Orders for grandparents and other relatives.
  • Parental responsibility and assessment processes
  • Regulations and financial support
  • The practical effect of a Special Guardianship Order
  • Grandparents - the current position
  • Orders available to grandparents in private and public law proceedings
  • Permission to file applications for court orders
  • Obtaining a Special Guardianship Order
  • Recent developments


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