Public Law Problems in Private Law Children Cases - Live at Your Desk

Public Law Problems in Private Law Children Cases - Live at Your Desk


17 Jul 2024

1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
3 hours
Group bookings
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This virtual classroom seminar will consider some public law problems in private children cases. It will consider what to do when issues of child protection, drugs and alcohol come into a s.8 case.

Sometimes a web of child protection issues can come into a s.8 case and this live session will help the private child practitioner to navigate those issues with confidence.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Dealing with the authorities
    • How to deal with Local Authority intervention and disclosure
    • Police disclosure
    • ABE interviews
    • Safeguarding issues
  • Expert assessment and drug testing
    • Part 25 applications for psychiatrist, psychologists and other experts
    • Choice of experts, letters of instruction
    • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Tactics
    • Which kind of report? S7 and s37 reports?
    • Public law proceedings; avoid or embrace
    • Representation of children
  • Preparing for fact findings
    • Drafting and responding to schedules
    • Use of chronologies
    • Directions to seek
    • Witness evidence
  • Client management and dealing with the other side
    • Stresses and strains
    • Safeguarding duties
    • Funding issues
    • Combative opponents, litigants in person, children’s solicitors

    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.