How to Gain Confidence as a Family Advocate

How to Gain Confidence as a Family Advocate

Available to view from 8 May 2024

With a SmartPlan £99

With a Season Ticket £198

Standard price £396

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Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
1.25 hours
Access for entire organisation


Family lawyers are often expected to undertake their own advocacy almost at the beginning of their careers. Many feel they lack the knowledge, skills or confidence to undertake this task and would benefit from some training in this area.

This webinar will assist those who wish to gain some elementary knowledge and practical training for their role as a family advocate. It will deal hearings in domestic abuse, children (both public and private) and financial disputes.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • The benefits of undertaking family advocacy
  • Types of hearings and court orders
  • Negotiation
  • Preparation and Bundles
  • Presenting evidence at the hearing
  • Finding of fact hearings
  • Expert witnesses
  • Litigants in Person and McKenzie Friends
  • Cafcass and Local Authority reports
  • Order of advocates in opening a case, submissions, cross examination and closing speeches
  • Drafting Court Orders
  • Tips and pitfalls in advocacy

This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Wednesday 8th May 2024 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.