Completing the Case Management Order

Drafting in Public Children Law Cases - Completing the Case Management Order in readiness for the CMH and IRH

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Course Overview

The importance of the Case Management Order (CMO) in respect of public law cases cannot be underestimated; a well prepared CMO will result in a more effective Case Management Hearing (CMH) and Issues Resolution Hearing (IRH) which can only improve your client’s chances of success.

Designed to assist public children law practitioners improve their drafting skills, this practical bite-size session will offer guidance on how to complete the CMO successfully.

With reference to Practice Direction 12A, experienced children law solicitor and lecturer, Safda Mahmood will discuss the key matters which children law practitioners must be aware of when drafting the CMO. These include capacity issues, jurisdiction, the directions sought and why.   

Safda will also provide drafting hints and tips which will be invaluable for newly qualified children law practitioners and a useful reminder for more experienced practitioners wishing to hone their CMO drafting skills.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you:
  • • Appreciate the importance of a well-drafted CMO and the weight which this carries at the CMH and IRH
  • • Will aware of what should be included within the CMO and how to apply this knowledge when drafting in practice
  • • Feel more confident in your drafting ability

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for trainee and qualified children law practitioners



About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    5 Page


  • Quiz