Drafting in Private Children Law Cases

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Course Overview

This series of bite-size courses will provide private children law practitioners with practical advice on how to complete 2 key forms effectively; the C100 for section 8 Children Act 1989 Orders and the Child Arrangements Programme (CAP). In addition, experienced lecturer Safda Mahmood will also provide practitioners with guidance on how to successfully complete the all important Case Management Order.

Completing the C100 Effectively

This webinar will consider the importance of being clear about the nature of C100 applications, the type of orders available, whether leave is required. In addition, guidance will be offered with reference to satisfying MIAM requirements.

Completing the CAP Forms Effectively

The President of the Family Division has recently provided revise version of the CAP forms which are more concise in many respects.  These new forms will be considered, as well as good practice in ensuring that orders are clear when one has litigants in person at court.

Completing the Case Management Order Effectively 

The Case Management Order is crucial when running care cases; it is essential that all care lawyers are familiar with each aspect of the form and appreciate why it must be completed properly first time.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1.5 CPD Hours
  • This course provides 2-3 CPD points (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be aware of the pitfalls to watch out for when completing the forms above and the consequences which getting it wrong can have for your client
    • Understand what information is required when filling out the C100, CAP and Case Management Order forms and where to locate/how to gather said information
    • Feel confident in your ability to complete the C100, CAP and Case Management Order forms effectively

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

  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Part 3


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