Comprehensive Children Law Update Stage 1

Stage 1 of the comprehensive update for children law practitioners. This stage contains 3 out of the 6 hours.

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of various aspects of children law matters, both public and private, which took place during 2019-20.

Delivered by experienced solicitor and lecturer Safda Mahmood, this first part of the Comprehensive Children Law Update will discuss the issues to consider when advising and representing clients involved in children related matters and will offer an examination of the developing case law and statutory provisions in this area.

This course is delivered in 2-parts, each containing three 1-hour webinars and accompanied by supporting documentation.  

Part 1 will consider the following topics:
•  Wardship
•  Interim Care Orders and Removal
•  Costs and Injunctions
•  FGM Orders
•  Secure Accommodation and Absconding
•  Adoption – Contested Adoptions, Post-Adoption Contact
•  Separation and Siblings
•  Parental Orders – Parental Responsibility
•  Abandonment
•  Termination of Contact – Intractable Dispute, Contact Dispute
•  Cross-Examination
•  Domestic Abuse Bill
•  True Identity
•  Special Guardianship

Part 2 can be found here:

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the series of recorded webinars and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 6 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Be up to speed with recent updates in children law related matters
  • • Be familiar with recent case law and statutory developments in private children law, public children law, adoption related matters, special guardianship, injunctions and personal protection within children related cases.
  • • Feel confident when advising and representing clients involved in children law matters

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for practitioners of all levels including paralegals, fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors



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

Part 1

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    46 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    32 Page

Part 3

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    39 Page