Instructing Experts in Children Cases

An important Children Law refresher in regards to instructing experts in Children cases.

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Course Overview

Lawyers in family cases will often be called upon to instruct experts in children’ cases.
Experts are often relied upon in both private and public law cases. Practitioners need to be aware of the law surrounding who to instruct, how and why.
There is often confusion over the procedure and procedural elements, which will be explored.
There will be a consideration of Part 25 FPR 2010, and its relationship with Children and Families Act 2014.
There will also be consideration of the developing case law in this field and recent guidance from the legal aid agency as to payment of experts’ fees.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the documents
  • This course provides 1 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Explore the procedure and procedural elements
  • Consider Part 25 FPR 2010, and its relationship with Children and Families Act 2014
  • Consider the developing case law in this field
  • Consider recent guidance from the legal aid agency as to payment of experts’ fees

What is the target audience?

  • Children and Family 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

Session One

  • Webinar
    33:49
  • Slides
    26 Page

Session Two

  • Webinar
    29:17
  • Slides
    25 Page

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