Family Law CPD Courses

Family Law and Litigation CPD Courses

eLearning

Adoption and other permanency options

 
"So, you think you know about: Adoption and other permanency options"

If you work in private client practice advising parents whose children are being taken away from them permanently for adoption or under other court orders or you work in a local authority's child care team, this course will explain the court orders short of adoption, as well as the procedures and legal principles used for adoption orders themselves.

The course starts with a short (6 minutes) topic recording introducing:

- the key orders used short of adoption
- the key principles of the Adoption and Children Act 2002
- placement orders 
- adoption orders.

We then go on to look in more detail at care orders, special guardianship orders, child arrangement orders and the welfare principle and checklist in the Adoption and Children Act 2002. We also review how the placement order procedure leads up to the adoption order itself.

Finally, we will look at a case study covering the controversial issue of trans-racial adoptions.

Price:
Members: £49 +VAT  
Non-members: £89 +VAT  

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State benefits for working-age people and pensioners

 
"So, you think you know about: State benefits for working-age people and pensioners"

If you are responsible for advising private clients who are suffering the effects of poverty, for example following family breakdowns, redundancies and unfair dismissals, personal injuries or bereavement, this course will give you an overview of the state benefits which may be available to help them.

The course starts with a short (9 minutes) topic recording introducing:

- the "legacy" benefits which are being phased out
- the benefits which are available to only to working-age adults
- the benefits available only to pensioners
- and the benefits available to all adults.

We then go into more detail outlining the "legacy" benefits and reviewing the eligibility criteria for working-age benefits, pensioner benefits and benefits for adults of all ages. Finally we will look at a case study discussing the impact of recent and planned changes to benefit rates.

Price:
Members: £49 +VAT  
Non-members: £89 +VAT  

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Webinars
 

Private Family Law

 
"Private Family Law" Webinar

In this CPD Updates, Barrister Natasha Isaac covers a comprehensive series of hot topics for lawyers – bringing you up to date with the latest advice as well as offering useful tools for your daily practice.

In this one-hour recording, Natasha explores tips and tricks for remote hearings Legislation including:

- Overview of the Domestic Abuse Act: new provisions for cross examination by perpetrators and DAPOs etc
- Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act: new provision for joint applications, no fault required.
- Case law update: Re H-N (domestic abuse - facts and key takeaways - potential reform of Scott Schedules, is PD12J fir for purpose, new IDACs - investigative domestic abuse courts), Re M (discharge of special guardianship order - 2 stage test for leave to apply to discharge a special guardianship order, difference between discharging an SGO and application for contact with child living under an SGO) HW v WW (is Covid 19 a Barder event - sufficient to set aside a financial remedy order?)


Price:
Member: £30 +VAT
Non-member: £60 +VAT

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