Private Law Children Seminar

Start Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
End Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Category: EU Civil Law, Civil Law National Law
Venue: England, Northampton
Country: UK - England and Wales
Leading organisation: Judicial Studies Board (JSB)
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): English
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 1
Contact: Melissa Henderson
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +44 203 334 0672

Course Description

This two-day seminar is provided for those judges who sit in the county court and family Proceedings Court who are authorised to hear private law children cases.

The aim of this seminar is to provide suitably authorised judges with an opportunity to identify and address current issues, update themselves on current law, practice and procedure, and advance their judicial skills in this jurisdiction.

The seminar combines presentations from experts in their field with small-group discussions that provide judges with an opportunity to exchange views and share experiences with fellow judges who hear these cases.

Topics covered include:
• Legal update
• Case management issues
• Managing a fact finding hearing and giving judgement
• Vulnerable parents
• Mental health issues
• Risk assessment