The practicalities of running a case where domestic abuse is raised as an issue
This bite-size session will provide children law practitioners with a useful introduction to, or invaluable reminder on how to run domestic abuse and contact cases effectively.
Solicitor and lecturer Safda Mahmood will examine the guidance provided within Practice Direction 12J – Child Arrangements & Contact Order: Domestic Abuse and Harm (PD12J) and how case law has changed since this guidance was published in October 2017.
The expectations of the Child Arrangements Programme, and when should allegations of domestic abuse lead to a fact-finding hearing, will also be considered.
During this webinar the following case law will be discussed:
Re L (contact: Domestic Violence) Re V (contact: Domestic Violence) Re M (contact: Domestic Violence) Re H (contact: Domestic Violence) August  Fam Law 581  2 FLR 334
Re V (A Child) 2015 EWCA Civ 274
MS v. MN 2017 EWHC 324 (Fam)
Re L-G (Re –opening of Fact Finding)  EWHC 2626 (Fam)
Re H v D (Appeal: Failure to Case Management) 2017 EWHC 1907 (Fam)
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