Type Speaker CPD Hours Level
6 IntermediateInformation
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SRA Competency B


Are intractable contact disputes an unsolvable problem? If not, what are the solutions and when/how should they deployed? These problems have vexed the Court, lawyers and lay parties for many decades without the sense that we have yet achieved an optimal approach.

This live broadcast session looks at the multi-faceted reasons why contact disputes become intractable, what has been done in the past to deal with this issue and what might be done in the future. The ‘yin and yang’ of ‘hostility’ and allegations of domestic violence are considered as are associated areas such as transfers of living arrangements, the use of parental responsibility and the inherent jurisdiction.

This live session will also consider how allegations of intractability are wielded as both a shield and a sword in modern child law litigation. The purpose is to help equip the practitioner with a practical tool kit that will enable them to provide realistic, effective and practical advice to their clients in high conflict, complex cases.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive broadcast will cover the following:

  • Why cases become intractable
  • How to identify a case that may become intractable
  • What skillset/ resources are needed to deal with such a case
  • Recent case law
  • When and how to use expert evidence
  • Fact finding hearings and how to prepare for them
  • The role of CAFCASS
  • Rule 16.4, representation of the child
  • Enforcement options
  • Alienating behaviours - the concepts, research, warning signs and case law
  • The law governing transferring living arrangements
  • Developments in parental responsibility
  • Removal from the jurisdiction and intractability
  • Inherent jurisdiction
  • The role of social services and of care proceedings in intractable disputes
  • How to resist unfounded allegations of intractability
  • Possible future developments

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 | 20.04.2021

N/A | 9:30am - 4:30pm

Strategies for Contact, Residence & Parental Responsibility - Live at Your Desk

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9:30am - 4:30pm

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