Drafting & Enforcing Private Children Law Section 8 Orders - Guidance & Top Tips

Drafting & Enforcing Private Children Law Section 8 Orders - Guidance & Top Tips
24 May 2024 - London


24 May 2024

10:00 AM ‐ 4:30 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
5 hours
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Section 8 of the Children Act 1989 creates three types of orders for private law children proceedings:

  • Child Arrangements Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders

This new full day, in-person course will look at the legal foundation of these orders and apply them to everyday cases that practitioners will face. It will also provide useful hints and tips for not only drafting the applications but also structuring your case theory and drafting the final order.

The course will then consider what you should do when a Section 8 Order breaks down and one party or both are in breach of the order.

The enforcement process will also be considered and the key considerations of the Court and the parties.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • Overview of the types of orders under Section 8 of the Children Act
  • Key legal principles
  • Practical consideration when making drafting a Section 8 Order
  • Useful case examples demonstrating case theory and practical drafting tips
  • Overview of the enforcement process and procedure
  • Warning Notices and Penal Notices
  • Court powers and range of options available
  • The ‘reasonable excuse test’
  • Key cases and tactical considerations
  • Practical hints and tips for making and defending an application