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Representing Children on Direct Instructions - Training 27th Sepember 2019

27 September 2019, St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ - 1.30-5pm

The judgment of Williams J in the case of CS v SBH & Ors [2019] EWHC 634 (Fam)  highlighted the importance of solicitors being able to effectively assess the legal competence of children. The ALC will be running a half day seminar addressing this significant issue for practitioners. Topics for discussion will be:

-          Meeting a child client - the key principles

-          How to assess competence

-          How best to communicate/report wishes and feelings as articulated by a child

-          Lessons from the Judgment of Williams J

-          The relationship between Children’s Guardian and Child’s Solicitor when representing children

With a mixture of workshops plus our panel discussion with speakers to include: Roger Hutchinson, Consultant Forensic Clinical Psychologist and Matthew Jeary, Children’s Guardian; this training is highly recommended for anyone who represents children in family law proceedings  .

The cost will be £25 for ALC members; £45 for non-members.

Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to reserve your place on a first come first served basis. We are limited on numbers so suggest early booking to avoid disappointment.