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Family Law Conferences

Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference

May 16th, Gray’s Inn

Filling a gap left in the family law conference calendar that used to be occupied by Jordan Publishing’s Family Law Update, the inaugural Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference is sure to prove a worthy replacement.

We have assembled a world-class panel of speakers, including Lord Justice Andrew McFarlane, of the Court of Appeal, Charles Hale QC, 4PB, William Tyler QC, 36 Bedford Row, Madeleine Reardon, 1 Kings Bench Walk, Peter Duckworth, 29 Bedford Row, Lucy Reed, St John’s Chambers, Katherine Kelsey, 1 King Bench Walk, Alexander Laing, Coram Chambers, William Massey, Farrers and David Burrows. All are recognised experts in their respective subjects.

Transparency, children’s evidence and sharing within matrimonial law are just some of the major topics family lawyers are grappling with today. Attend this conference and receive the latest thinking from the people driving development in these areas and more.

Please see the full agenda below. In addition, we will also update you on the much-anticipated announcement from the President of the Family Division on new initiatives relating to transparency, if the announcement comes prior to the conference.

The day will be split with Children in the morning and Matrimonial Finance in the afternoon, so that you can tailor your attendance according to your requirements.

Places are limited, so for more information, or to express interest in attending, please email Jubriel Hanid at jubriel.hanid@bloomsbury.com, or call 01444 416119.


Draft Agenda

Children:
Madeleine Reardon, 1 Kings Bench Walk: Chair’s Introduction
McFarlane LJ: Opening Address:¬ The challenges facing Family Lawyers in the 21st century 
Will Tyler QC, 36 Family: Developments in Children Law: The Highlights of 2018 to Date
Lucy Reed, St John’s Chambers: Transparency – Why it Matters, What it Means
Madeleine Reardon, 1 Kings Bench Walk: When Will the Court Consider Restricting or Terminating Contact Between Parent and Child?
Alexander Laing, Coram Chambers: Children’s Evidence in Family Proceedings
David Burrows, Solicitor: Participation of vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and parties
Panel Discussion/ Questions on Morning Session. Speakers will be joined by Sharan Bhachu and Sian Gough of 42 Bedford Row

Matrimonial Finance:
Peter Duckworth, 29 Bedford Row: Chair’s Introduction
Peter Duckworth, 29 Bedford Row: Separation Agreements – Are They Binding?
William Massey, Farrers: Pre-Marital Wealth and Sharing in Divorce Claims
Edward Boydell, Pump Court Chambers: Setting Aside Financial Orders
Charles Hale QC, 4PB: Current International Aspects of Family Finance
Katherine Kelsey, 1 King Bench Walk: Sharing & Matrimonial Property: What Does a White Leopard Look Like?
Panel Session/Questions & Answers

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