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SRA Competency B


Practitioners working in private children law will often come across high conflict contact matters. Whether you represent the applicant or the respondent, there will often be blame being attributed to each other, and sadly, the child often gets caught in the middle of what is a dispute between the adults.

What should you do in situations relating to ‘implacable hostility’ and ‘parental alienation’ cases?

This live broadcast session will consider the various options available along with the President of the Family Division’s guidance relating to COVID-19 and access.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Enforcement of Orders
  • Practical difficulties with child arrangements in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • President of the Family Division - COVID-19: Guidance for parents confused about access
  • Use of Children Act 1989 - s.11
  • A v B and C (by her Children’s Guardian) - the use of parental responsibility when having contact with a child - a useful compromise in high conflict contact cases?
  • RE N-A (Children) - consideration of the judge questioning the child, and use of the guidance surrounding judges meeting children
  • H- B (Contact) - is to ‘make available’, to simply allow, to encourage, or to ensure?
  • CH v CT - steps to take in applying to enforce contact, by way of committal - the correct procedure
  • Re R (A Child - Appeal - Termination of Contact) [2019] - what is the position with orders for ‘no contact’?
  • Implications of Re M (Children) and the duty upon the courts?
  • What about implacable hostility? Consideration of G (Children: Intractable Dispute)
  • What should be done in cases of intractable dispute cases? Consideration of Re A (Contact: Human Rights Violations)
  • Use of section 91 (14) Directions - consideration of Re P (Section 91(14) Guidelines) (Residence and Religious Heritage)
  • Is switching of residence a possibility? Implications of such steps

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 13.12.2021

N/A | 9:30am - 10:30am

Parental Alienation & Private Children Law

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