Child Law in Ireland - Principles, Practice & Procedure
This course is aimed at those currently practising in family law matters that relate to the wellbeing and care of children. With a practice-orientated approach, the course will focus on court applications determined in accordance with the ‘best interest of the child principle’, including guardianship, custody and access applications, as well as the various orders made in order to protect children from harm.
The course will address topics such as effective advocacy, making legal submissions and the common pitfalls associated with such applications. It will also examine the recent developments and decisions affecting this dynamic area of law and the potential future reforms that await.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- The best interest of the child principle and Article 42A
- Guardianship, custody and access applications
- Emergency and Child Care Orders
- Adoption practice and procedure
- Preliminary considerations before hearing
- Examination, cross examination and advocacy in child care hearings
- Recent developments and decisions in child care law
- Reform of the system
2:00pm - 5:15pm
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