Parental Alienation and Hostility Cases

Guidance regarding the options when dealing with private children law parental alienation and hostility cases

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Course Overview

For separating couples unable to reach an agreement regarding their children, parental alienation, implacable hostility and court involvement are very real possibilities.

During this bite-size session, solicitor and lecturer Safda Mahmood will explore the issues involved when running of cases where there are arguments over alienation.

Consideration will be given to the use of activity directions, committal, switching living with, unpaid work and compensation. Sadfa will also provide guidance when dealing with the views of children, focussing on joinder and judges seeing children.

In addition, the following case law will be considered:
•  Re M (Contact order) 2005 EWCA Civ 615
•  Re T (Order for costs) 2005 EWCA Civ 31 June
•  Re D (Intractable Contact Dispute: Publicity) 2004 1 FLR 1226
•  B. v S. 2009 EWCA Civ 548
•  Re M (Children) 2012 EWHC 1948 (Fam)
•  Re H – B (Contact) EWCA Civ 389
•  Re F (Children) 2016 EWCA Civ 546  
•  Williams v Williams 2018 EWHC 2464 (Fam)
•  CH v CT 2018 EWHC 1310 (Fam)
•  Re R (A Child – Appeal – Termination of Contact) 2019 EWHC 132 (Fam)

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar 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 will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of the issues which parental alienation and hostility present in respect of private children law cases
  • • Be aware of the options available when dealing with parental alienation and hostility cases
  • • Have the knowledge and confidence needed to handle such cases effectively
  • • Be up to date with relevant case law in this area

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for private children law 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

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    4 Page


  • Quiz