Our new conference will take a comprehensive look at the latest developments in family law. Remote court hearings, the use of ADR, the effective participation of the child, access to justice in public child law cases, relocation, cross-border considerations post-Brexit, financial provision on divorce and business valuation will all be covered by a panel of expert speakers drawn from private practice and the Bar.
Chaired by the Scottish Law Commissioner Kate Dowdalls QC, questions to be considered will include:
What are the practical implications of remote court hearings?
The free movement of parents – is Scots law biased? Are children active participants or passive bystanders in family law disputes?
Post-Brexit, what are the significant changes in the law which applies to cross-border family cases?
How can the use of ADR help your clients?
How has access to justice in public child law cases been affected by recent case law and practice?
What do the recent decisions on financial provision in divorce tell us?
How are businesses valued?
Join us and our panel of experts to discuss these important questions and consider the impact on your advice and your practice.
What's being covered?
Remote court hearings - the practical implications Sarah Lilley, Brodies & Marie Clark, Arnot Manderson Advocates
The free movement of parents – is Scots law biased? Lynda Brabender QC, Westwater Advocates
ADR - horses for courses Shona Smith, Balfour & Manson
The views of the child Lisa Girdwood, Brodies
Cross-border family law – jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement Dr Kirsty J Hood QC, Themis Advocates
Adoption and permanence law and practice Chris Thomson, JK Cameron