Domestic Abuse in Private Children Law

A practical course on domestic abuse and fact-finding hearings in private children law matters.

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Course Overview

This course will involve considering the practicalities in knowing what the law and practice provides surrounding listing of matters for fact finding hearings in private children Law cases, with particular regard to cases involving domestic abuse and the use of PD12J.
The leading case law developments will be considered. There will also be a consideration of preparing schedules of allegations leading up to fact finding hearings, as well as evidence gathering.
This area is really topical as there are matters relating to cross examination when litigants in person are involved, and courts not following PD1J as they should. Many private children law cases involve domestic abuse and therefore this is a must for all practitioners in this field.

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 2 CPD points
  • Watch the recorded webinar to improve or refresh your legal knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of the practicalities of what the law and practice provides surrounding listing of matters for fact finding hearings
  • • Have considered the cases involving domestic abuse and the use of PD12J
  • • Have explored the leading case law developments
  • • Have considered preparing schedules of allegations leading up to fact finding hearings, as well as evidence gathering

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for private children law practitioners

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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

Part 1

  • Webinar
    26:39
  • Slides
    22 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
    30:58
  • Slides
    19 Page

Part 3

  • Webinar
    21:12
  • Slides
    24 Page

Part 4

  • Webinar
    38:34
  • Slides
    30 Page

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