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The 2nd Annual

Bloomsbury Professional
Family Law Conference

25 June 2019 The Law Society, London

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Full programme

Morning session

Children Law

9.30am Chair’s Introduction: Madeleine Reardon, 1 KBW

From Conception to Contact: Parenting for Same Sex and ‘Alternative’ Families

Dr Bianca Jackson, Coram Chambers

  • Academic research on same-sex parenting
  • Definitions of legal parenthood
  • Parental responsibility– who has it and how to get it
  • Child arrangement disputes
  • Trans/non-binary parents and children

Shared Care and Parental Responsibility

Madeleine Reardon, 1 KBW

  • Equal shared care arrangements – are they becoming more common, and do they work?
  • 'Residence and contact' versus 'child arrangements': has changing the name made a difference?
  • Drafting a child arrangements order: tips and traps
  • Parental responsibility and non-parents
  • Removal of parental responsibility

Child Migration Issues and Problems – How to Deal with them in Family Litigation

Jemma Dally, Goodman Ray and Kathryn Cronin, Garden Court Chambers

  • Defining the separate but intersecting jurisdictions
  • Parentage defined in immigration, nationality and family arrangements
  • Relocation and removal
  • Care proceedings and overseas placement
  • Involving foreign consulates, the Foreign and Home Offices
11.15am Coffee

Resisting or Refusing Contact in Private Law Disputes

Dr Julie Doughty, Cardiff University

  • Legal principles
  • Domestic abuse
  • Alienating behaviours
  • Recent case law, research and practice guidance
  • Analysis and decisions

Special Guardianship Orders

Leslie Samuels QC, Pump Court Chambers

  • The philosophy behind SGOs
  • When an SGO is likely to be the appropriate order
  • Recent thoughts on family and friends SGO placements
  • SGO support plans
  • Challenging Local Authority SGO assessments and planning

Chair’s Morning Closing Overview Madeleine Reardon, 1 KBW

12.50pm Lunch

Afternoon session

Current Issues in Family Law

1.50pm Chair’s Introduction: Madeleine Reardon, 1 KBW

Address from Sir James Munby, Former President of the Family Division


Working with Foreign Lawyers in Cross Border Cases

Tim Scott QC, 29 Bedford Row

  • Working with foreign lawyers
  • Jurisdiction and forum issues
  • Interim remedies – injunctions, MPS and legal services orders
  • Part III MFPA 1984
  • International enforcement

Enforcement of Financial Remedy Orders

Richard Harrison QC, 1 KBW

  • General enforcement applications
  • Judgment summons
  • Enforcement issues in trust cases
  • International issues
3.20pm Tea

Family Farm Divorces

Michael Glaser QC, Fourteen

  • Inherited Wealth
  • Family Farm business structures
  • The role of trusts in farming cases

3 Months On, the Impact of Brexit on the Practice of English and Welsh Family Law

David Hodson OBE, The International Family Law Group

4.35pm Chair’s Afternoon Closing Overview Madeleine Reardon , 1 KBW


Places are limited, so book today!

Book online


Full price:

£499 +VAT

Early Bird
(until 28/02/19):

£424.15 +VAT

Members of FLBA, Resolution, ALC
– Early Bird (until 28/02/19):

£339.15 +VAT

Bulk discount
(full day, min 5 tickets):


Members of FLBA,
Resolution, ALC:

£399 +VAT

Half day morning
(Children Law):

£299 +VAT

Half day afternoon
(Current Issues in Family Law):

£299 +VAT

The Venue

The Law Society, London WC2A 1PL