Fact Findings in Public Children Law Cases

Fact Findings in Public Children Law Cases

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of the law and practice which viewers must be aware of when listing matters for fact finding hearings in public children law cases.

Children law practitioner and lecturer Safda Mahmood will discuss the circumstances in which fact-finding hearings can be useful and when they should be held. Consideration will also be given to the leading guidance in this area and the following case law:

·         Lancashire County Council –v- B (A Child) (2000) I FLR 583

·         Re S (A Child) 2014 EWCA Civ 25

·         Re S (Children W & T) (2014) EWCA Civ 538

·         RE S-B (Children) 2009 UKSC 17

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • • Have considered the difference between split and fact-finding hearings and appreciate the circumstances in which each hearing should be conducted
  • • Be familiar with the issues surrounding causation and the requirement to satisfy the threshold criteria
  • • Feel confident when conducting and advising clients regarding fact-finding hearings

What is the target audience?

  • 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


  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page