Domestic Violence & Abuse - An Update with Safda Mahmood
Understanding domestic abuse law and practice is essential for any family practitioner, whether in private or public law matters.
Over the last few years, there have been several changes to not only the way in which this area is handled, but in the way it is dealt with in practice. There have been many changes to the practice guidance surrounding without notice orders, as well as changes to PD12J and finding of fact hearings, as well as matters relating to contact when domestic abuse has been raised as an issue.
The new Domestic Abuse Bill has at its heart, significant matters such as those relating to the issues facing cross examination of the complainant by the alleged abuser.
This webinar is aimed at family lawyers and looks at the issue of domestic abuse in the context of both public and private law proceedings, and includes examples where children might be involved, particularly over contact matters.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Orders Available and Differences
- Non-molestation orders - use and effect
- Occupation orders - use and effect
- Without notice applications
- Return dates - President’s Guidance January 2017
- Committal Applications - ensuring compliance with Part 37 FPR 2010
- Stalking and Protection from Harassment
- Order available
- Controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate or family relationship
- Proposed changes - Domestic Abuse Protection Notices (DAPN) and Domestic Abuse Protection Orders (DAPO)
- Domestic Abuse in Private Law Children Proceedings
- Fact finding hearings and use of PD12J
- Child arrangements orders and contact
- Consideration of F v M (Appeal: Finding of Fact) in relation to Fact Finding
- Consideration of Fact - Finding Hearings and Contact following Re H (Parental Alienation) 
- Participation directions and Vulnerable Persons - Part 3A and Standard Orders
- Domestic Violence in Public Law Children Proceedings
- Allegations of domestic abuse and s.38A CA 1989
- Welfare issues
- Changes Ahead - Domestic Abuse Bill 2019
- DVDS scheme and domestic violence protection orders
- Cross examination in family cases
- Consideration of PS v. BP
- Written questions and special measures
- Perpetrator interventions
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Friday 5th June 2020 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.