Comprehensive Family Law Update Stage 1

This is part one of a course created for those who hold the Law Society Family Law Accreditation and are required to a minimum of 6 CPD hours.

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of various aspects of family law matters.

Delivered by experienced solicitor and lecturer Safda Mahmood, this course will discuss the issues to consider when advising and representing clients involved in family related matters and will offer an examination of the developing case law and statutory provisions in this area.

This course is delivered in 2-parts, each containing 3 1-hour webinars and accompanied by supporting documentation.  

Part 1 will consider the following topics:
•  Financial Remedies – Dissipation of Assets,
•  Judicial Separation Proceedings
•  Civil Partnership, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019
•  Pre-Nuptial Agreements
•  Defective Divorce Applications
•  Instruction of Experts
•  Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2019
•  Nullity or Presumption of Death
•  Domicile or Habitual Residence
•  Domestic Abuse Bill
•  Cross Examination
•  Cohabitation
•  Estoppel Claims

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This course is ideal for viewers of all levels including trainees, fee earners, and qualified solicitors including those hold the Law Society Family  Law Accreditation and are required to complete a minimum of 6 hours of training relating to children law and practice to maintain their accreditation 

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the series of recorded webinars and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 6 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be up to speed with recent updates in family law related matters
  • • Be familiar with recent case law and statutory developments in financial aspects, cohabitation, marital breakdown, personal protection, and children aspects, both private and public.
  • • Feel confident when advising and representing clients involved in family law matters

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for 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

Part 1

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    18 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    42 Page

Part 3

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    35 Page


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