Public Children Law Cases: The Public Law Outline

Public Children Law Cases The Public Law Outline

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of how the Public Law Outline (PLO) operates. Guidance will be provided in respect of the issues surrounding threshold, parents’ response, the Case Management Hearing (CMH) and the Issues Resolution Hearing (IRH).

During this webinar Safda Mahmood will examine the various directives and legislation which govern this area of practice, namely Section 32 (7) Children Act 1989, Practice Direction 12A and Care and Supervision Proceedings and Other Part 4 Proceedings: Guide to Case Management.

Consideration will also be given to the following topics:

           Which matters does PD12A apply to?

          C110A - Application Form

           Annex Documents

           Advocates Meeting  

           Re v North Yorkshire CC. and Others 2015 EWCA Civ 1169

           Court of Appeal

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).
  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of the procedure in respect of the PLO, particularly in respect of what documents must be lodged, when and why
  • • Understand the timescales involved e.g. whether it is possible to extend the timetable
  • • Have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when, advising clients regarding this area of family law

What is the target audience?

  • Family 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